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02 May, 2015

Moment of bliss #020

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Moments of bliss

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It was Friday afternoon and I had a list of things I should be doing. Work, or housework, for example. We were having friends over for dinner and there were Many Things Left To Do. And then there was laundry – there is always laundry – but I took advantage of the sunny day and walked down to the village for a coffee instead. I considered turning around and marching straight home but I decided to park myself on a bench and enjoy the moment. With the sun on my face, I watched the people go by and enjoyed my brew. I went home soon afterwards, taking the long route, with nothing but my thoughts and an empty coffee cup.


2 Responses to "Moment of bliss #020"

1 | Lisa from Iroquois

May 4th, 2015 at 2:33 pm

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no comments doesn’t mean we aren’t reading – we’re just out there with you, enjoying the sunshine. I’ve just been sitting outside with a sunhat and a pen, editing a paper I’m writing. Now I’m going right back out there to do some more ‘work’.

2 | Mavis Finnamore

May 16th, 2015 at 8:48 pm

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A sunny day, an inviting bench, and a comforting drink – all of these conspire to convince me to play hookey and just enjoy the moment. I wish I had more moments like this, except with gelato.

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