Here's my compromise. I have collected a few quotes about breathing which have either inspired me, or made me laugh - both bonus points for the day. I will share a few with you here, and then we shall all move on in GREAT HOPE that tomorrow will bring more time to breathe in a blog-worthy way.
“There is a saying in the Neverland that,every time you breathe, a grown-up dies.” - author, J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“Yes, they are elves," Legolas said. "and they say that you breathe so loud they could shoot you in the dark." Sam hastily covered his mouth.” - author, J.R.R. Tolkien (Lord of the Rings)
"Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again." - author, L. Frank Baum (Wizard of Oz)
"I opened the large central window of my office room to its full on the fine early May morning. Then I stood for a few moments, breathing in the soft, warm air that was charged with the scent of white lilacs below." - author, Sir Angus Wilson (The Middle Age of Mrs. Eliot) (yes, I'm already thinking about that first whiff of lilacs in a few months.)
"Every day I try to do breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga. These things sound awfully cliche, but they help me slow down and try to point to a truth." - actor, David Duchovny (come on... It's Mulder. From the X-Files. The truth is out there...?) Never mind. He inspires me :)