Relax!

31/12/2017

Christmas break. This is the season. One where I have exactly two weeks to relax. Now. At this moment.

It is cold outside. Cold enough that the body tends to slow down, not from inertia, but rather to conserve warmth. I am grateful to the temperature for this very reason. It forces me to still myself. Of course, I venture out for the odd, long walk up and down the quiet streets of my town, but if I am honest, I am spending more time and less energy inside. Seated on the sofa. Or the chair. Lying prone on the daybed in my studio. Asleep early under the white, down quilt – heating pad set on low.

Yesterday, I mustered enough energy to make French onion soup. I felt revived chopping cup after cup of large, beautiful onions. Bending up and down for this pot and that pan. Slicing and buttering day-old French bread for the croutons. “Look how relaxed I am”, I say to my husband, “I am cooking!” He is nonplussed. He knows me too well. He knows it is not relaxation, but my wit’s end. I have no idea how to relax in two weeks, despite the soup. Today, I baked a cake instead.

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3 Responses to “Relax!”

  1. LittleFears Says:

    It’s a darn hard period to relax in… But at least you had onion soup and cake. 🙂

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