Friday, October 16, 2009

doubles of nothing


It must have been Indolent Thursday.


Well, it was Thursday -- and I was as indolent as anyone short of a seventeen-year old boy can be.


But, the lady in front wants to know how indolent.


Well, try this one on: even though I rolled out of bed around 8:30, I did not step out of my bedroom-office area until 3 PM.


I watched the ocean through the windows. Read some blogs. Listened to the news. Read The Economist. Made and took calls from three countries.


And, all at once, it was 3 PM.


In days gone by, I would have been worried about wasting time. But not now.


It has taken a lot of effort to get to this point. And, I am happy to expend no effort to maintain my stasis. A Newton experiment in rounded flesh.


I had planned on preparing a rather exotic late lunch. But that would have ruined the mood.


Instead, I decided to head over to Don Bigote's, where someone else could cook up a nice plate of fresh shrimp while I watched another spectacular Melaque sunset.



One of the first life lessons I recall my father telling me was: "Don't do anything unless you want to do it. If you don't want to do it; don't."


Several decades later, I finally have indolence down to an art form.


It just may be genetic.


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a life! Like to join you one of these days. min

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations! A stress killing path to meander for life.
Francisco

Constantino said...

I must have landed on the wrong blog. Usually the one I read at this address is filled with tension, consternation and acute introspection of rigidity and sometimes wanton despair.
Can it be true? Next we will hear that you repressed bathing for several hours while reading and lollygaging your day away.

Islagringo said...

And that, my friend, is the proper way to enjoy retirement!

Larry in Mazatlan said...

Constantino - I think our boy has arrived!! He's here with us. Life is good.

Larry

Constantino said...

Isn't it time to consider changing your Blog Title then?
Or are you just teasing us with this alleged change.
In all candor, is it the "Same Life", anymore.......

Anonymous said...

although a rarity for me, once in a while i have a day like that only instead of looking out at the ocean i get to look out at the rain.

still busy getting caught up with things like getting my driver's license, it expired yesterday, my 55th birthday, and grocery shopping. i'll e-mail soon.

teresa

Billie said...

Ahh....you have finally found the good life. And it isn't necessarily doing nothing, it is only having to do what you want to do. Your father was right.

Anonymous said...

Ex nihilo nihil fit.
And should the nihil fit.
Wear it as something
knowing nothing is better.
In time something goes,
mercifully.
Nothing is better.

Steve Cotton said...

Min -- There is plenty of room in Mexico to do -- nothing.

Francisco -- Til death do I depart?

Constantino -- My showering routine would simply scare away my few romantic prospects if I were so bold as to disclose it.

Islagringo -- I am getting it down.

Larry -- And it is good.

Constantino -- I would change the blog title, but I can't build up enough energy to do it. There must be a good name out there somewhere.

Teresa -- I look forward to hearing about the trip. I will soon miss the ocean each morning.

Billie -- Dad knew how to live life.

Anonymous -- The circle of nothing.