apparently, what makes a good sailor is to know how to face difficult weather conditions. Have you had anyone being qualified as excellent sailor because he knows how to cross the swimming pool with a floating chair?
Ok, the second can be very agreeable, but let’s face it, the swimming pool is not hiding a lot of excitement, new knowledge and adventure. And the floating chair is not the fastest means of travel.
It is more of a lingering type of thing.
So, yes, it is fine to be on the floating chair from time to time and relax. But for how long?
If you don’t use what you have, you will end up looking like a floating chair.
So deep waters are here to keep us in shape and make of us excellent sailors.
Saturday morning after a party night at a gallery. I am having coffee at 11.00, thinking how I can make the best of my day.
Probably, by taking it easy. Yesterday I finished my short-story but it seems that I am still in the rush rhythm. Or not? My body asks me to take it easy and just lie in the sun. We are lucky enough to have a sunny day in London, with a beautiful wind, let’s enjoy that!
you feel it also, don’t you? When stores close down for holidays and you see people dressed in casual, summer clothes. It smells like vacation. All the most if you have been working seriously the last period. But still, what do you do for a refill of energy just before?
Here are my morning solutions:
take half the day off (if the whole day is not possible)
with a rainy and rather chilly -for a summer day, I got the hint and stayed until late in bed. All I need to charge my batteries and clear my mind. It is also the best way to get rid of a tiny cold, and enjoy my home.
Home sweet home…
A place to be in peace with myself and the world.
Reading a book, or two, …
And having Skype rendezvous with friends from different parts of the world.
it has been a long day full of meetings, projects, job hunting, and friends. Finally, I am glad to be in front of my computer, just to say hello to my blog and let my feelings unfold. Have you ever been to a party where you talked, had a lot to eat, drink, got tired, felt your shoes hurting you, and just wanted to get rid of them?
Sure it was great, it was fun.
And yet, it is soo good to have a moment alone, quiet, … a form of luxury… just before going to bed.
As a normally busy street late at night or… early in the morning.
Time to let the thoughts of the day evaporate slowly, to start closing your eyes… to relax.
Have a “tisane”, an herbal tea. That’s what I am going to prepare and you are welcome.
the rhythm of my last days was intensive enough to make me wake up at 11.00 today. I was supposed to get to the art exhibition, but found out the debriefing was not going to take place, so I could skip it.
The day started with coffee with my neighbour next door, one of my dearest friends. We had to catch up for the last few days: a lot of things have happened for both of us.
Just after, I went for lunch at my usual Saturday café. There is something about this place that reminds me of a family’s living room. Probably because it is owned by a real family. Perfect for relaxing 🙂
I thought I should wear something colourful and flowery to give me energy, but was sleepy and all I did was to follow from time to time the conversation of a mother and daughter who were having lunch beside me. They were to participate to a baby’s baptism. There would be a dinner party after. Should the adolescent girl be seated with the children or the adults?
The next step was a meeting with another friend at another café of the same street. We sat outside, observing the passers-by. The new generation of toddlers was present, parading with their parents and their tiny scooters.
And just because it is good to get up and exercise from time to time, we went to yet a third café of the neighborhood and a found a new spot to continue the conversation.
Just by sitting there and talking, we participate to the life of the street, we remake the world, in our conversation and imagination!