A photo of the painting Carl Vilhelm Holsøe, “Intérieur, femme occurrence” (1886) seen at the Vilhelm Hammershøi exhibition at Musée Jacquemart-André.

I love how she’s enthralled in her reading. Her body is so still you can almost hear the rustle of a page being turned. The posture is natural and settled just so — we can imagine she’s an avid and practiced reader who can drop instantly into this focused state.

I used to have this habit. I would like it back. That’s a topic on my mind recently, as I make my way through Cal Newport’s “Deep Work“. I set this photo/painting as my lockscreen to remind myself of that.

This post is the first in a series called Lockscreen Diary. The lockscreen is a prime piece of real estate that expresses what’s important to the phone owner at that time. I think it would be interesting to track the changes.