Sunday, July 28, 2013

[11] Sunday

I Romanticize
Something about Sundays has lazy written all over it. Even if you do so much work, it still seems too lazy. I love waking up to Sunday mornings and sitting by the window with my coffee, especially when it's raining. The house is so quiet on Sundays, even when we play an old Sinatra record. I love to hear the tck tck tck  of the raindrops falling into the pool, and the water streaming through the backyard sounding like a waterfall.

Breakfast takes forever on Sundays. He sits on the kitchen table with his New York Times.  We speak briefly only when I announce my displeasure at the half eaten bagel that he has been nibbling for the last few hours. He smiles, and does not improve his pace of eating. I roll my eyes. Unlike other days, I make myself an orange spice coffee as a treat. Something about Sundays begs you to treat yourself with something special, no matter how small. It makes you dream of a day at the spa. Sundays ask for mindless browsing of magazines, baking banana bread just so the house is filled with the cozy aroma of bananas and chocolate, and go berry picking.

Sundays warrant a trip to the farmers' market. I take photos while he tries to shop. Sundays make you crave carnival food like corn-dogs and funnel cakes.

The couch is so inviting on a Sunday afternoon. It calls for marathons of old, long-forgotten T.V. series. Sundays ask for eating on the couch and not doing the dishes afterwards. It invites long baths with chamomile salts and lavender scented candles. Sundays tempt to share some skin under the covers to blues classics and make some moments unforgettable, as the rain continues to fall into the night.

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful picture, I could feel your beautiful Sundays through your words :)

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  2. Sundays are meant for lazing around.

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    1. Oh yes, and the best kind of lazing around it is :-)

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  3. You make me love sundays and I just had a worse sunday.
    Now I can dream of a Sunday like this :)

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    1. I am sorry. I hope your next Sunday is better.

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  4. You have turned a haggard weekend into a celebrity :)

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    1. :-). I am glad that happened. Thank you.

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  5. Sigh..You pretty much sumed up every wish for sunday :)
    Lovely!

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  6. Blessings.....
    great narration & visual.

    have a blessed week

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  7. And a lovely dip in the pool too :-). More than laziness, I would call it relaxation :-D. I take time for all my tasks that day and enjoy every minute of it :-)

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    1. Yes, I suppose that would be a better way to describe it :)

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  8. My heart just expanded with so much joy. :-')

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    1. I'll take any reason to make you smile ;-)

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  9. This is pretty relate-able. :D

    Also, I absolutely adore the photograph in the beginning of this post.
    Is this your own home? If it is then I guess you probably spend most of your time outside.

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  10. sometimes...you spend a sunday in a lot of worry and much chaos and when it gets over on a mid-weekish day, which usually is a sunday in the artists life, like all other days of the week...you return to your apartment, you clean the mess up, wash your worries off and then the first thing you do is open i romanticize...with jack johnson playing tomorrow morning in the background...and then you read this...

    and suddenly everything falls back in its place...everything.

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    1. I am glad things fell into place for you, and that's a beautiful song :-)

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  11. I used to have these kind of great weekends (except for the last part :P) ... but they are no more like that .. too much chores .. too much exhaustion ... I miss my lazy weekends :(

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    1. You just have to figure out a way to take out time for such weekends, otherwise life will always find a way to keep you busy. Sigh.

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    2. what if you don't even have time to 'figure out a way to take out time' ? :P

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    3. Well, then you are definitely doing something wrong with your life. All the more reason to figure out the time to take out that time :-P

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    4. you see its a vicious evil circle :D

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    5. It's a constant fight, Ali. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. But the key is to keep fighting.

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  12. You really described my perfect Sunday in this post...relaxing on the couch and watching tv series marathon-style :)

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    1. That's the best! ;-). Thanks!

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  13. Wow.. Sundays are meant to be like that.. I prefer mine to be lazy too.. I love to treat myself on Sundays.. It's like the day when you can completely relax..!! Nice post.. Keep writing..!!

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