Watching paint drying was very interesting. About just concentrating on the the moment and the process, and being aware that this is all I need to be doing. More normally I am doing several things in my head at the same time, mental chatter, meaning there is often little real focus on the task in hand. Actually, it was not that easy to stay focused on the paint drying all the time, and there were a lot of distractions, but even so the exercise was insightful.
I took a photograph on my mobile phone of the patterns under the chair of the seat I usually sit on in church, as I see it every week when my head is bowed. Actually, like watching paint drying, it is a time when I pause each week and am just in the moment.. if possible.. and so is a weekly interrruption to my human rantiformity.