The egg chair!
What, you ask?
Well it’s a chair
In the shape of an egg
And it’s suspended from above
You sit in it…
So far it’s like any other chair
But you can twirl in the egg chair
Rock back and forth
Go side to side
Or all the way around
It’s like you are floating on water
Moving up and down with the waves
When you sit in the egg chair
You can relax more
You can daydream
You feel uplifted and light
The egg chair is what Albert wanted this summer
But as far as I was concerned
I thought it was a bit over the top
Did we really need an egg chair?
We’ve done just fine without it till now
After all it’s so big
Takes up so much space
Will it fit with the rest of the patio furniture?
I had all kinds of reasons why it was an extra expense
But when I sit in it now
And swing and rock back and forth
The feeling is priceless
And I think Albert has good taste
July 23rd, 2021
Sometimes it’s good to have no plans
Sit and let your thoughts play in the playground of your mind
No place to be
No appointments to keep
Nothing to cross off your to-do list
Just sit and stare
Or in my case, write
With with no agenda or plan
Write as a kind of meditation
With no goal in mind
These times are rare but essential
Our souls need maintenance too
If we fill up every hour of our day
We may burn out
Or feel really tired
We need time to focus on positive thoughts
To look for beauty in nature or art
Perhaps create something just because
Take a break from the rat-race of life and
And after a while, when we are ready
Tackle the things that need to be done
April 25th, 2021
If you can go 70 miles an hour all the time
Don’t mind me in the slow lane!
I’ve gotten to know myself
I’m a sprinter
For a while I can enjoy the fast lane
And then I need to take a break
I used to push myself too much a lot of the time
Not listen to the “I’m tired” signals!
Compare myself to others all the time
Crash and burn after a while
And truth be told
Sometimes, I still do!
But I try to pace myself
No, I won’t be everywhere all the time
I need time to reflect as well
I need time to write and process my thoughts
So, it will be the slow lane sometimes
The no-rush lane
The smell-the-roses lane
The relax and play lane
So my mind and body can recuperate
And get ready for the fast lane!
August 9th, 2014
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The place I come to relax!
To forget my to-do list!
To just sit silently
To be surrounded by people and music
To sit with my face in the sun
or next to the fireplace
To empty my cup
To catch my breath
To meditate and contemplate
To drink my morning coffee
To find my balance
To have some me-time
so I can care for others
the rest of the day!
March 26th, 2013