is that an oxymoron for you? or are you happy to be Back in the general Swing of things?
we have been thinking about Needs (as opposed to desires) today.
not all day.
but, you know, intermittently.
de temps en temps as they might say in la belle france.
Mr. Einstein (didn’t see that coming did you?) said that a (wo)man just needed the following to be completely at ease and inside the comfort-ness-of-life:
a table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
it’s the Violin that really makes that sentence sing, doesn’t it?
well, let’s see:
we have a (lovely farmhouse) table, two chairs (and a sofa and a bench that matches the lovely farmhouse table), no fruit in a bowl today (we’ve eaten the fruit up before we go on our Trip To Europe) and, nope, oh that is disappointing, no actual Violin.
oh – WAIT!
we *do* have a virtual violin – there are, in fact, plenty on mr. soundcloud.
then we started to think (not always a good idea but fine as the sun is going down) – what’s our Equivalent of Mr. Einstein’s small yet beautiful requirements?
pulling over on the side of the road and standing on the cliffs above the ocean and feeling the breeze ripple through the (freshly bobbed) hair.
breathing deep in beverly hills as the road winds through the verdant streets.
and taking to the o p e n r o a d with the windows rolled down while listening to Ms. J. Joplin.
the open road, music, cashmere blankets, tea lights, ocean breezes and a regular dose of Doris Day movies, of course.
what’s your list?