"I always forget how important the empty days are,

how important it may be sometimes

not to expect to produce anything,

even a few lines in a journal.

A day when one has not pushed oneself to the limit

seems a damaged damaging day, a sinful day.

Not so!

The most valuable thing one can do for the psyche,


is to let it rest,


live in the changing light of a room."

(May Sarton, 1912-1995)