10,000 Years in a Day

Trees, Ben Curtis

The forest shivers with existence!
A single day lasts 10,000 years.

I love the idea that a single day can last 10,000 years. Or a million! When I’m rushing it lasts 5 minutes, but as soon as I slow down it lasts 10,000 years again. It’s the present moment that lasts 10,000 years! The short time I spent this morning looking at the lines of a winter tree, etched on the red glow of the sunrise, lasted 10,00o years. How long today will be if I stop to look at all the trees!

Winter Tree, Ben Curtis

[Both images, drawn from trees of the mind! Give it a try! Troubles float away!]

2 thoughts on “10,000 Years in a Day

  1. Hi Ben

    Love your drawings! I live in the Blue Mountains in Australia and commute 2 days a week for work in Sydney CBD. I’m planning to draw some trees in Katoomba and do a zig zag walk in Sydney. Will let you know how it goes.


    1. Hi Donna,

      Lucky you! We visited the Blue Mountains in around 2001, as well as Sydney and other corners of NSW. All so beautiful! Do let me know how the drawing and walking goes!


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