“Il dolce far niente”–pleasant idleness–is one of my favorite Italian phrases discussed in the book “Eat, Pray, Love”. For someone with an active metabolism and an over-active imagination, sitting around and doing nothing is a learned skill in itself. Releasing the compulsion to continually do and discovering the enjoyment to just be is not as easy as it sounds. Luckily, the past few days offered the chance to celebrate Ito’s birthday and our wedding anniversary with doing absolutely nothing except relaxing…and I have to say, we were quick learners! 😉
A beach, a breeze, a book, a birthday boy…life is sweet! 🙂 Happy birthday to my better-half & happy anniversary to us!