Every day is full of promise. But some days are just…more so. Take today, for instance. It’s 11am on gorgeous, fall Sunday morning. Daniela is at her moms house and Marco took his mom to Disney. That means it’s just me at home. All alone for H O U R S. I was bummed initially because I wanted to go to Disney, but I still feel pretty sickly and knew I wasn’t up to it. It was all pity party for Christi until I sat down with tea and just took in my surroundings. Silence. Complete silence. Were talking not even background music! The air conditioner is running and — no wait, it just shut off.
My forlorn what am i going to do all day?? quickly turned into a mischievous what am i going to do all day?? Some days are just full of more promise than others.
I want to do something unconventional with it.
A little off subject, but in my head my life is lived from the pages of magazines. Two in particular. We summer in Anthropologie with all the eccentric people.
Daniela comes away from Summer with an Irish accent, a pet goat, and saying things like bloody goodness! We compost our leftovers and take hikes and swim in lakes. Our life is simplicity, and organic, and folktales. But when the breeze starts bringing a chill to the air and fireplaces are lit, we pack up and travel to Serena & Lilly where everything is crisp and clean and comfy and cozy.
Here in our streamlined apartment overlooking the city we drink hot chocolate and read the paper, deciding which ballet to see that weekend. We bundle up in scarves and mittens and Marco wears a plaid beret to dinner. Strolling along the city street we clutch each others hands and count the stars as our breath leaves little clouds in the air. We warm up in the art gallery and meet friends with equally cultured children. Our life is music, and art ,and theatre. It’s a beautiful meeting of the minds, indeed.
All that to say, I want to do something with today. Something more Anthropolgie than Serena & Lilly I think. I want to paint something or build something or plant something. But not clean. I don’t want to clean anything. The promise of today is out there, I just need to harness it.
Happy weekend to you :)