This photo has nothing to do with anything, other than the fact that it doesn’t make me feel like I’m going to throw-up. That’s my only criteria at this point in time. I feel like I’ve been living a scene out of the movie Contagion this week. Albeit, on a slightly less harrowing and life altering scale. Our ‘vacation’ week is almost over, and if vacating from everyday life is the goal, then I need a do-over. We’re falling like flies here, victims to some sort of bug that laughs in the face of Lysol antibacterial spray.
But, you didn’t come here to hear about my battle with the bug. While sitting around waiting for it to strike its next victim, I’ve taken the time to read some favorite blogs, a book, a few poems, and listen to some new music. I wish I took the time more often, really took the time to slow down and enjoy something nourishing. Too often I treat my soul to a steady diet of fast food, and it limps along bloated and dissatisfied. I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately, about feasting on things that nourish. I think, for me at least, it requires a simplifying, a cutting out of the extraneous nonsense that I fill up on and learning how to ‘be’ instead of ‘do’. Do you find that too?
I’ve found myself longing to live more simply, even in the everyday things. Our life is complicated and harder to navigate than most, the expat thing is exciting, but it’s no picnic in the countryside. And while this is the life we choose to live, I know there has to be a way to make time for soul-feasting within the current framework of our crazy life.
How do you make time? And when you do, what do you feast on? I’d really love to know!
I’ll go first:
Wishing you a wonderful, feast-filled weekend.
PS I don’t recall mentioning it, but I am now on Twitter. I know what you’re thinking. It’s one more thing adding to the noise of my life. Anyhow, I’m there, I tweet, I’d love to meet you! @KimberlyACoyle