“In the afternoon they came unto a land, in which it seemed always afternoon.”
Those words, from Tennyson’s The Lotos-eaters, always puts me in mind of a balmy day, in the late spring or early summer, with blue skies, white clouds and green fields. It always feels like afternoon; the chores of the morning, finished in the cool of the first hours of the new day, are done, if there were any to do, and laziness and slumber are all that make demands on one now.
I am just over half the way through my holidays, and though Idylland is not quite as free and careless as the results of a half-consumed lotos, it is quite enjoyable, nonetheless. I relish the feeling of time: I needn’t hurry and do all that requires accomplishing today, because I will have time the next day or the next after that. Certainly, my holidays will end soon enough, but for now, I have time, time to spend with the cats, time to read and write, time to listen to music, time to do nothing.
This is as close to Lotusland as I will come. It’s not bad for all that, even if some appear to have found their own way to the lotos...
Sounds as if you've taken a leafReplyDelete
out of the pussy~cats book John..!
Hector certainly has the drippy hangdown perfected.ReplyDelete
I have been to Lotus-Land too. It is as you described and it is something to be brought to mind and re-lived again from time to time when we can't travel there at a given time. It is as you described, for me as well.ReplyDelete
It's good to read that you are enjoying your holiday, and that Hec is doing his bit to embody chillaxed!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad this holiday has been so relaxing and enjoyable.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you're enjoying your vacation and it looks like Hector is enjoying some rest and relaxation too. Is he following your example or are you following his? :-)ReplyDelete
I tried to follow his but I hurt my back...Delete
Wow, Hector is very flexible!!ReplyDelete
I think many humans ncluding our with they could relax like that!
Enjoy the rest of your Lotusland time.
Nothing beats a good relaxing holiday, enjoy!ReplyDelete
I'm glad your vacation is going well. No pressure and relaxation are two of the best things in life. Hector has it done to an art form. :)ReplyDelete
I am glad you are having a lovely relaxing holiday with good company.ReplyDelete
I love that line of Tennyson's. I hope the last half of your holiday is as enjoyable as the first has been.ReplyDelete