In addition to enjoying companionship, frogs also love and need furniture. They need places to climb, hop, and crawl. And just like us, they need their privacy.
After a week of trying to juggle a weird and overwhelming variety of office and home tasks, it is refreshing to reconnect with the basics: I, too, need a bit of good company *and* a clean, safe place to retreat and hide out. Take care of the basics and the rest will get done (or it won’t, but I won’t be as worried about it).
So today I am going to the Inman Oasis with some friends (social needs & water!). And them I’m going to tuck into my studio. I’ll clear out some of the old papers and organize my current material… make things clean and enticing, and make a little corner where I can hide out and write or read.
Like my frog brothers, I will always face a mountain of daily tasks in order to survive and thrive. And I can best accomplish the work of living when I am balancing my deep social connections with nourishing solo retreats.