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Monday, August 13, 2012

August 13. Day 226. Putting your feet up

When I grow up I want to be a lady of leisure.
I used to think that I really need to work to be fulfilled and stimulated but now I reckon I could do quite nicely putting my feet up for a bit.
In all honesty I've been wrestling with the question of what I might do when I grow quite a bit lately (generally when bogged down with a large pile of forms or other administrivia). It's enough to drive you crazy.
Today I was finding inspiration particularly hard to come by so I went out for a walk - and just kept walking.
Something over two hours later I ended up at South Bank where I saw these two young men wrestling in the pool. They were creating quite a splash and their joy was obvious.
With a head clearer from fresh air and sunshine, I'd come up with a few truths.
a) A job where you can go for a long walk in the middle of the day is not all bad, even if you have to work late into the night to make up the time
b) Splashing out to have fun with family and friends is a good investment
c) You may have to grow old but you don't have to grow up. It's a good thing to embrace your inner kid and indulge in a bit of child's play
It would also appear there is more than one way to put your feet up. This looks as good a way as any.

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