I don’t think ever spent this much time by my self. Oddly I am really enjoying the down time. I have small interactions with people but most of the time it is me and me. Maybe I am ok with it because I know starting this weekend it will be full on..yoga,yoga,yoga. I have been doing a lot of thinking about what has been going on in my life and where I want to make changes. I have been missing Mike thinking about our first trip to India and how everything was so new and so different. I find myself walking around the way I used to in NYC, walking with confidence knowing where things are, how much they should cost, what time meals are.
Speaking of meals I had a North India Thali for lunch today (see picture.) I forgot how much spicier Indian food in India really is. It is so hot out. So hot that you even hear the locals complain. I should have brought a hat.
I brought a copy of Emerson’s Self Reliance with me. It is the copy that Make has had since high school. I read where my husband at 16 years old underlined and starred and I now underline around those underlines. This morning this bit really spoke to me.
“what I must do is all that concerns me, not what people think. This
rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it.”