It may come as a shock to people that repeatedly visit this blog,( hey you aren’t that many just yet but why not pat you on the back for a job well done so far,lol) but today I am not in my usual “wacky mode” mood. Wacky mode is what keeps me going writing this blog but sometimes you pause and try to restrain the wackiness from breaking to the realm of the real life that you lead. Oh, I am sure I would endorse it greatly if that ever happened and I just cut loose on the world around me but the state wouldn’t be so pleased with a usually “law abiding citizen” going nuts and running around in his underpants armed with a water pistol uzi (now that would be an image to behold,lol). So, eventually, I would have been locked up in a nut house with other fellow inmates all dressed up in our matching white robes, singing 80s songs (what a decade….) and popping our anti-depressant pills like M and M’s (all credit to my friend Abraxas for that little joke…) smiling merrily with bliss, not a care in the world (hey a man has got to have ambition in his life right? lol).
Anyway, today (this text is being written on Sunday 28th but since internet connection is a no-no situation here I ll post it in the blog when I can) I just wanted to share with you, as much as I can via this blog, the beauty of the simple things in life that I am currently experiencing. I am sitting in a house by the sea, weather a bit cloudy but not raining just yet. I ‘ve got my loyal 7 year old laptop in front of me (my little HP dinosaur as I cheekily call it) sitting on the desk in front of me, typing this blog entry in as fluidly as possible, hoping that this ageing piece of hardware wont give up on me altogether before I am done. Next to the laptop, on my right hand side, there is a mug of hot coffee, my ever trusting companion in a morning like this, one where half of my brain wants to go back to sleep while the other half is torn between giving up on me totally or just persisting for one more day in the hope that some new life input will brighten it’s day (yep my brain has a “brain” of eachown so to speak no surprises there, everyone is a critic,lol). As cheesy as it may sound, little birds are singing around the premises (cant tell if they are hitting it off or are just plain bored from this quiet uneventful day and are trying to spice things up with their singing). The sea isn’t too far off from where I am standing and I can just make out the sound of small waves crashing on the seashore with suicidal tendencies (how romantic…). My dad just became part of the picture at hand, suddenly giving me tips on how to plant some seeds on the ground being the amateur gardener that he has become recently(sorry dad but you had that one coming, it was inevitable, heh). I smile at him with consent saying the occasional “yes dad”, “cool dad” while my mind is miles away. Don’t get me wrong, I am all up for some quality time with my father now and then but not at bloody 10 am on a Sunday morning (blame it on my ever revolting brain cells I mentioned earlier,lol). As I am taking a sip of my still warm coffee, a light breeze is caressing my face trying to naturally induce a gentle awakening of the senses. It feels good, there is no doubt about it. For just one moment things that trouble me, be it that elusive gal that I really dig, my career problems and future, the soccer club that I am a supporter of, PAO (short for “Panathinaikos” what a mouthful for non-Greeks, lol) that totally sucks at the moment and other brief thoughts that occasionally cross my mind don’t really matter anymore. All that matters is the peaceful moment that I am currently experiencing and I am taking it all in hungrily. This is one of the simple things in life that I am so fond of, where you can be alone with your thoughts and play around with them rather than let them torture you with insecurity in the confines of your usual rural habitat.
Hey what was that I was talking about, “being alone with my thoughts”, well you can cross that one out, neighbours just started coming around to check their properties, what with summer coming up and all.
Oh well, nothing lasts forever, time is up, better say hi…
Talk to ya later folks!