It’s been tiring, yet effortless week for me. The phone rings. The world comes to me. I don’t have to make plans – the present makes its own plans for me and all I have to do is say yes. For a few moments, I’ve managed to let go and just tune in to the good tunes of the universe. I’ve allowed myself to stop asking questions and just believe in goodness and happy accidents.
The photos below are from my little wander around Chiswick House grounds, where I met a friend for a cup of Earl Grey, sandwiches and scones. The food was awesome and wholesome, and not even the rain mattered. The place, the time, the lack of expectations placed on me, filled my soul with complete peace. I’m starting to sound like Deepak Chopra.
The quote “Nothing gets in the way of a genuine experience more than expectations.” comes from this New York Times article about “thin places” that I just read. It’s an interesting concept … thin places. I think Chiswick House grounds are thin place, at least for me.