I guess we are all missing our holidays at the moment. We still aren’t sure when we can book to go travel to sunnier climes. Perhaps it won’t be too long. Who knows?
I remember years ago reading an article called ‘The Art of Nearly Going Somewhere ‘ and it really resonated with me. The writer described how he liked looking at travel brochures and imagining himself setting off on exotic travels. He enjoyed picturing himself having many different adventures and experiences. He would spend lots of time thinking and planning. He felt the sand between his toes, he bought the tee-shirt and drank the Sangria. He was lost in blissful daydream for a while. But then he looked around him, took in his familiar surroundings. His home. And he realised, he liked home best. He was happy with his lot. The art of ‘nearly going somewhere’ was enough to keep him happy.
Sometimes, I think the planning and imagining of an event is as much fun as actually taking part. We can sit at home and just imagine the good bits, without experiencing the airport delays, the sunburn, the mosquitoes …..Ok, I know, you’d still like a real holiday! But here’s a poem about ‘nearly going somewhere’, just for a bit of fun. And you never know, just by imagining something wonderful, it may become reality!
Wishing you a very blessed and happy Easter.
Nearly Going Somewhere I looked at sunny skies And oceans blue, Ancient relics With a golden hue, Cobbled streets Where we could roam And enjoy a scene So far from home. I saw places where we could stop And watch the sun set On a fun-filled day We wouldn’t forget. I could smell the blossom From the flowering trees, Feel the warmth Of the gentle breeze. I could imagine the markets With exotic wares, See water parks, Bazaars and fairs. There was time to take a breath, And focus weary eyes On new horizons With the hint of surprise. Oh, how I enjoyed leafing through The glossy catalogue As I sat alongside you, Dreaming of a different view. Then we made coffee And put the catalogue away, Feeling more than happy We had seen the world in a day. L.M.H.