Do you have an outdoor room? Even a little balcony or porch? This, too, brings its own Everies. The good news is they are particularly rewarding, especially at this time of the Australian year. [Which is the same as years in other countries – still 365 days, only we have the happy weather in the right place, most days.]
I’m coming to the end of a secret holiday-at-home (shhh...) and have spent some time properly creating my outdoor room. It’s very modest & only half-way there, but spending the day ‘in’ it today was pure bliss.
With a jaunty breeze circulating, birds and dragonflies dropping by, and the scents and sounds of other life gently reaching me, I couldn't resist taking all my meals and snacks outside, along with any tasks I could reasonably move outdoors. I know I will soon have to deal with the ants, but they’re only just catching on.
If you have an outdoor room, spruce it up, dust it off regularly and keep it as uncluttered as possible. If you don’t have an outdoor room and none seems possible, make yourself a window seat where that wonderful sense of space, and communion with outside life, are somehow both reinvigorating and calming.
If that’s not possible either,
find a special place in a park or public garden nearby,
and make it your own ;-)
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