Saturday, May 5, 2012

island zen

today is the last of the island days. our flight home leaves this evening.

"i would like to take a piece of the island with me," i said on the bay walk. but how to do this? that's the question. carrying shells back home probably is the physical symbol for trying to hold on to the island rhythem and structure. 

in addition to the question, my horoscope noted, or rather warned:
"A frantic pace - valid for the next days: The tempo of events in your environment is likely to be too fast, and it will be difficult to avoid getting caught up in it. Nevertheless you should try sometimes to disconnect yourself from this frantic pace, because it may get to the point that you are continually distracted and unable to think properly."

which brought me back to a note and a link from last month. April 5th, this was, exactly a month ago, at home, the same question:

Thursday 5th of April
zen hacks

the multitude of options all around, and on the other hand, the longing for simplicity – that's what i thought about in the last days. i revisited the “zen habits” blog, and arrived here, at a list of suggestions how to simplify: zen habits/hacks.


and like picking up shells, i am taking photos, to carry home.
four more hours. time to start packing things and thoughts.


susan said...

If we had such beauty in our lives every day, I don't think we could bear it. Have a safe trip home.

Jen Knox said...

I think I absorbed some of your Zen just by reading this, Dorthee. Sounds like a lovely vacation, and I know that sinking feeling of returning, but I love what Susan says... so true.

Take that Zen with you and return to it as need be. It'll be there. :)

J. M. Strother said...

National Geographic has nothing on you when it comes to taking pictures, Dorothee. This is stunning.

Dorothee Lang said...

glad to share those moments. and also, to return to them myself - i just tagged them, so that revisiting the island virtually is easier: