Posts Tagged ‘summer breeze’
This photo was taken of Casco Bay from the Eastern Promenade last Saturday. It’s a pretty standard shot which many of us Portlanders have come to take for granted in a way.
Last Saturday was one of those perfect kinds of summer days where there is very little humidity, the breaze off the ocean is perfect. Sailboats are littering the bay and keeling at a perfect tilt. They are experiencing a truly scientifically perfect moment. Everythign is aligned to move that boat at a perfect speed. Man is harnessing a natural force to make something go. It’s a beautiful site.
I post this photo not because of its uniqueness, but because this was a perfectly peaceful kind of moment. Sitting in the shade on my old, ripped duvet covert I was very much relaxed. Everything was just calm. It was the kind of Saturday you only see depicted in the park in silly romantic comedies. But apparently they do exist!
And yet, I’m already so far away from this moment. My life is currently in a limbo sort of state. I’m caught between two different worlds. The one I’ve lived in and known for 25 years and the one I’m about to discover in 5 weeks time when I sell everything I own and move to San Francisco to start a new life.
You can imagine that as a high-intensity, go, go, go- kind of person, finding time to relax and enjoy the little moments does not come easy. Especially in a time when so much is changing. The list of things I have to do and people I have to say goodbye to before I go gets longer every day. It’s making it that much more difficult to enjoy the moments I have left here.
This picture is a good reminder, though! It most certainly makes me remember how important it is to recharge. To get the little joys out of life, the summer breeze, the cool shade, the smell of fresh cut grass. To really let those feelings engulf me do wonders for my mental state, which, in turn, makes all the “to-do-list” tasks manageable.
So I share this lovely summer photo to remind you, and myself, that it’s all about balance.
Try this…next time it’s a nice summer day, go sit in the shade. Not the sun. It’s a totally different summer perspective.