This glorious autumn weather and the new slow pace of life is certainly good for one’s health. Lounging in the sun like a lizard on a rock has become a part of my daily routine. Sunshine, fresh air, feet up.
I’ve been a voracious reader since I was small. At uni I had a self-imposed ban on novels during term time, otherwise I wouldn’t get my assignments done. When I had a tiny baby who took forever to feed, I started listening to talking books while I sat on the couch for hours. Now I’m stuck in bed with a virus (I’d much rather be stuck in bed with as human) and a talking book is saving my sanity – a biography of Paul Simon.
I do love an early night with a book. Right now I’m reading ‘Not Working: Why We Have To Stop‘ by psychoanalyst and literary theorist Josh Cohen. It’s an intriguing look at how we have come to value work and productivity above all else. This isn’t very good for anybody and he advocates daydreaming, slacking, and being still. I tend to agree.