Wednesday, July 8, 2009
of course there is the sea. theoretically that is the place where i would go to reflect. think. dream. empty my mind and let it fill with fresh air - from a summer breeze or a chilly winter storm.
but even though i tell myself over and over again that i need to take that time, go on my own, then that moment, where i can just leave, it doesn't seem to happen much. not right now in this life with little kids, work from home and work in the home. it will change, i know. life does and at some point i will have that time again, time to me, time to go to the places where i can truly block out the noise and the brain clutter.
so for now reflection takes place in those little moments throughout the day where i suddenly find myself in a vacuum of time: driving to do some grocery shopping while listening to a favorite song in the radio, filling up with good memories and happiness. or in the train to meetings in the city, watching the landscape passing as a visual expression of my mind, letting thoughts and ideas pass.
or it happens when i do those daily tasks where the hands just work and the mind is free. like hanging the laundry, which by the way, is one of my favorite tasks. there's just something really great about hanging laundry (whereas folding it and putting it away is one of those things i just cannot get done).
so i cherish those moments of reflection that are given to me throughout the day. i breathe them in until they are suddenly interrupted, as someone hunk at me to move faster at the parking lot of the grocery store, or when the train stops in the hectic city center and i'm pushed through the gates to the street. or when someone has the sudden urge to run laughing through my laundry, bringing me back to here and now.
so, follow along as i will take a worldwide tour to places of reflection: