The Five Minute Friday (or Saturday in my case) prompt this week is rest.
I'm not very good at the art of rest. My mind is constantly running. What's happening next today, tonight, tomorrow, 6 months from now. Sometimes I need to make a deliberate effort to do nothing. And yes, sitting with a book and drinking coffee on a Saturday morning is nothing. It's an act of rest.
My travel attitude follows the same pattern. I want to see, do, be. At long last, my travel self has slowed down. She enjoys sitting with a coffee, a slice of baklava, or a cup of gelato and just soaking it in. Sitting on a comfy chair writing in her journal. Listening to the music, whether it's a guitar player in a bar or jams on the ipod.
When can we tell ourselves that it's ok to rest. To be. To relax. To enjoy. American culture certainly doesn't push us in that direction.
Rest looks different to each person. Reading a book while drinking coffee might be too much activity for someone else. Or look too much like work.
What does rest look like to you?
A group of bloggers from all over get together on Fridays (or Saturdays) to write for five minutes, unscripted, based on a prompt from Lisa Jo Baker's blog. Feel free to join in the fun.