Saturday, October 22, 2011

What I Love About Saturdays

What I love about Saturdays: Sleep in (woo! to 6:30am!) and go back to sleep, if necessary. Thinking and being quiet and just listening. Really feeling the weather for an extended time. Not bound by schedules. Catching up with people I've missed throughout the week. Reorganizing my space. Possible shopping of some sort, or not. Lingering coffee smell and flavor. Reading. Wearing comfortable clothes. Snuggling in blankets and staying warm. Being lazy or seeking adventure. Waiting for what comes next and not having to plan it.  Switching off from the hectic weekdays.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

My Happy Place

My happy place is the beach.  I'm always transported by the sounds, smells, and sights standing at the edge of such awesome power.  Whether it's the waves lapping softly at the shore, or crashing down on the rocks with ferocity.  By the feel of the wet sand giving way beneath my feet, or the salt water misting in my nostrils.  By the community of dolphins traveling together or the solo pelicans diving for fish.  How about the surfers floating down their peaks or the laughter of the children erecting sand castles on the shore.  My body is weightless during these moments. . .

Thanks to Caren for asking.