Friday's Thought - Delicious Autumn (because there's nothing quite like fall in New England!)
It's hard to see our vacation coming to a close, but at least I've got wonderful memories (and some lovely photos) as souvenirs!
"Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation."
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart. "
What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.
Although I had to say goodbye to Paris early yesterday morning, I feel like a good dose of the Parisian aesthetic came home with me. To clarify, I didn’t buy any souvenirs (aside from the food I ate, my only other purchases were two postcards!); however, the constant people watching and sight-seeing was like a crash course in good taste.
To begin with, Parisians seem to have a love affair with good food made from good quality ingredients.
Wouldn’t you be inspired to eat well if your supermarket veggie display looked like this?
So when I arrived home yesterday afternoon, one of the first things I did was to head over to Whole Foods to purchase some zucchini, tomatoes and pesto for a healthy dinner of Pesto “Zoodles” with cherry tomatoes. Eaten al fresco on our patio, I could almost pretend that I was back in Paris!
Today, I spent much of the day finding things in the apartment to give away. Paring down seems somehow very Parisian. My goal is not only to de-clutter (an ongoing task when you live in a New York apartment) but I’m also eager to make sure I’m surrounded by only pretty things. And to that end, I went out and bought myself a bouquet of flowers for the bedroom.
Could this have been my inspiration?
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
Recharging with a pot of tea and some quiet time at home...
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
Another outlook on life...