Slow it down

It’s Sunday and it is too hot. Time to slow things down, people. I don’t know about you, but my feet did not touch the pavement this week. I was all over this city — eastside, westside, uptown, downtown, high line, subway, ferry, rooftop, sidewalk, garden. I’m putting on the afterburners today: yoga, worn-in clothes, air-dry hair, peanut butter out of the jar, counter-ripened peaches, herbal tea, naps (yes, plural), magazines (just the pictures), crossword puzzle, daydreams. And this video, in which it is very easy to simply get lost. A half-mad man blowing lovely, giant bubbles, about as slow and airy as my thoughts today.

I hope you’re finding some time to slow down and be joyful today. Tomorrow’s for running. Sit still while you can.

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  1. Loved the video and found Satie’s music the perfect accompaniment to blowing giant bubbles, which actually seemed to be a fully sane activity–a kind of indie activity.

  2. John Hannon

    It is marvelous watching the slow motion of the bubbles. I find the moment when they disappear to be soothing too: the way the bubbles pop quickly, but then seem to linger a little at the end.

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