Over the last two weeks, I did something very spontaneous….(for me anyway!)
I randomly took two days off as annual leave, and embarked on two secret days out!!!
I kept them a secret, because there is something a little delicious about a secret. There is also an element of protection in a secret too.
I wanted sacred and protected time to myself, to gather my thoughts, and consolidate the many spiritual changes that have taken place in my life.
Time to do whatever the heck I wanted 🙂 With no judgement, no outside opinion and certainly no company 🙂
So, for two days, I left my home as if going to work, and instead did this!
Cinema trip in the middle of the Afternoon
I went to the Prince Charles Cinema in London’s Leicester Square, and watched the film Paterson. The Film is about a bus driver/poet, inspired by the great American Poet Williams Carlos Williams.
It was a beautifully simple film.
I was shocked by how full of people, the cinema was, on a weekday afternoon! Lots of people catching some alone time – It was great!
A trip to an Art Gallery
I went to the Tate Modern, and took in the art.
I find going to galleries, and museums very inspiring for my poetry.
I walked along the banks of the Thames, and wondered aimlessly. It was freeing.
(Jane Alexander’s African Adventure – Tate Modern)
There is nothing like some fresh sea air, to make you feel cleansed and refreshed. To wash away what is no longer needed, to breathe in the start of something great 🙂
So I booked a room at The Artist Residence hotel, indulged myself with some decaf coffee, and a hot soak in the bath.
I walked the Brighton pebble beach in the fog, and I saw gold glitter rise out of the sea.
Did you see it?
All in all, a fab break.
So… have you ever taken any secret days off? I’d love to hear about them!
Much love Txx
4 thoughts on “Two secret days off!”
Lovely post! You have such peaceful way with words and images 🙂
Thank you so much!
It sounds amazing! It’s just what Julia Cameron recommends in ‘The Artist’s Way’, a book about freeing your creativity. She calls it an ‘artist date’ that you do by yourself as often as you can, even if it just a walk along a different route, noticing new things.
So glad you liked Paterson! I love that film. I think I will have to get a copy, and maybe show it at film lounge as sooo want to see it again.xx
Yeah it was such a good film 🙂 so understated, and documented the poetry writing process so accurately! I’ll check out that book…I was inspired by you too though Sarah – it was my little exploration of travelling alone 😊😊