The very model of rest

Today, I was the model for my friend Jennifer’s art group. I was fully dressed, don’t panic.

I wore my dobok and did some patterns while they practised drawing a moving figure. And then I did two 25 minute poses – one seated and one in child’s pose.

It was hard work, and especially during the last two poses I found myself wondering how long I have been sitting there, but it was good. It was really nice to only be able to do or think about one thing, to be doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing in that moment.

And, it turns out, sitting still and breathing for an extended period of time is very restful. Those monks might be on to something.