This post is part of an ongoing challenge to share a little joy I have found each day of this year, and perhaps for the rest of my life. I hope you enjoy it!
March 10th, 2020
Humans do so many strange things to entertain themselves, some seemingly make no sense, while others, although strange in concept, can be quite beautiful to witness when done at a high level. Being in Bali has led me to see quite a large amount of surfers, most of whom are new to the sport. Balancing on a board while a big wall of water picks you up is a weird idea when you really think of it, but it can be quite delightful to see when done well. Watching someone catch that perfect swell, rise up onto their board and just lock into place, balancing perfectly as they arc and glide across the water, is quite a beautiful moment, the grace of it can really catch you off guard sometimes. It’s always nice to be reminded of how many cool, and weird, things that humans do.
Some days, regardless of how much you want to be out there conquering the world, your brain is just not having it. Some days, you just need to rest. Taking the time to just lay back on the couch, or snuggled in bed with your pillow, or a loved one, is sometimes the most joyous thing you can do. Giving yourself permission to just bask in the laziness, maybe with some good food and a show or book you love, can re-energize the brain when it just can’t handle anymore. For me, that was popcorn and Mob Pyscho, what is your perfect lazy day?
As always, stay healthy and let your geek freak fly.