While attempting to cross off a to do on my list of new to do’s and to do’s I’ve been putting off for a length of time I don’t care to admit, I found myself daydreaming about Greece. It’s the appeal of being somewhere other than where I am – a desire to escape the facets of my life that don’t motivate me, like paying bills and filing papers. It’s the desire to have something that seems out of my reach, for budgetary and logistical reasons. It’s the yearning to have a magical, life altering experience, that is actually within my grasp. And my daydream doesn’t entail anything too fancy…want to hear it?
I wake up in a warm cozy room, beneath a big duvet, or a soft cotton blanket (depending on how warm it is at night), with sun streaming into a big window overlooking the big blue Mediterranean. I stretch into the day with some deep invigorating yoga, and then go sit on a beautiful white patio with a bright yellow umbrella and drink delicious Greek coffee, with Greek yogurt and honey, nuts, figs and fresh fruit. Then I take a long walk through the town (I picture myself on one of the islands), and wind up at the beach, inhaling sea air, listening to the sound of the Ocean. For lunch, another walk through the town, and a simple meal of fresh feta, tomato, olives and greens; maybe some hummus and fresh pita from the oven. I have tried retsina, a white wine, distinct to Greece, with a distinct flavor, not unlike turpentine. I’ve been told that in Greece the acquired taste is easily reached – and so, in my fantasy, I have acquired this taste, and enjoy a glass or two of retsina with my lunch. What naturally follows next is a hearty afternoon nap. Then, upon rising, another stroll, perhaps in the dusk hour, as the Mediterranean blue sparkles with hints of orange and fuschia from the setting sun. For dinner, a big salad, dolmas, freshly baked spanakopita, followed by hot mint tea and baklava for dessert. A heavy head, full of ocean air (and wine), and the bliss of the day, lay me down to dream, before another beautiful day in Greece. Perhaps tomorrow a tour of an olive farm, or visiting some ancient ruins, or taking a sailing trip (although I have very bad motion sickness – but it’s a fantasy – so no motion sickness!). And somewhere in the midst of all of this adventure, there will be blogging about it!
Aah, writing out my fantasy has been invigorating. I am inspired, and now have an even more specific vision of what I want to experience. In the spirit of the laws of attraction, this should surely help my fantasy become a reality. In the meantime, I’ll make sure to buy some fresh feta from the farmer’s market, make a trip the beach, and maybe learn a few new Greek words. Oh, and cross off some more to do’s on my list!
So don’t procrastinate…inspirate!