In the hurricane of our busy lives, e` dolce far niente is about finding the eye of the storm, and letting the world go on without us. It's taking the time to linger over a morning cappuccino, abandoning a chore to go splash in a puddle, or taking a drive in the country and going where the road takes you.
Ironically, in doing nothing you're really doing something ... just not what life dictates.
So, in 7 quick takes, here is what I like to do when I am doing nothing.
E` Dolce Far Niente
~1~ Sip a cappuccino and read the newspaper in its entirety.
~2~ Study travel books.
~3~ Walk leisurely ... in the mountains, on a beach, or in the woods.
~4~ Linger over a meal.
~5~ Spend a rainy Saturday afternoon watching a movie marathon.
~6~ Enjoy a decadent dessert ... just because.
~7~ Sit in an outdoor cafe and people watch.
Now go visit Betty Beguiles for more quick takes ... she has a book coming out soon!