Friday, October 21, 2011

Prague Ponderings and Pinings

As I sit here, finishing my long and arduous toil over a particularly trying and dull but purportedly clinically important executive summary for a client, the very client for whom I had the wonderful and exciting opportunity to travel to Prague, lamenting over the loss of summer and the capricious notions of vacation encompassed therein, thinking about my dear childhood friend who just returned from a number of months working abroad in Europe, I pine for this city. I spent such a short sojourn there, yet immediately was so struck and impressed and in love with the vibrant energy, the new culture, the art and the creation. Perusing through my photographs from the trip, I now realize that there are a number I failed to share in a timely fashion; the cyclic minutia of work, family, socialize, sleep, at times beautiful and at times a circadian rut, so quickly returns, normalizing any feelings of grandeur and wonder extracted from exploration of a new place. This will be ameliorated.

Pessimism has become languid, flowing and circulating with an easy rhythm, regular, rather than a burst of sharp and temporary energy. This makes me nervous and afraid. Looking to the impermanence of the body, and by default the mind housed within, pitted against the seeming stone eternity of cities we build, cultures and ideas we create, although daunting and also carrying fear, can be a calm, a sense of salvage. My mood, if I allow it, will pass.

My niece, in herself another piece of intricate and architecture, malleable in organic and inorganic, conscious matters, will soon be born. She will be fresh and new, but will all too soon become well acquainted with the matters of this world. I cannot wait to become her teacher and friend, and I hope dearly that we have a chance to travel with one another.


  1. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) You must go back to Prague to spend more time, I totally fell in love with the city when I visited. Would love for you to follow me xoxo

  2. I've never been there, but people I know that have visited Prague have told me that's a really lovely place. What do you work on? I ask you this, because about what you've said about your client, 'cause it seems interesting to have a work like that, one that can allow you to travel around the world. And I'm sure you'll be a great teacher to your niece :)

    Thanks for passing by my blog, yours looks great, and by what I've read in your profile, saying you're a francophile, I'm sure you'll love the film I watched last night: Midnight in Paris ;)

    kisses, and hope to read you often ;)

  3. We had never been in Prague, ourselves! But we heard it's such a great place to visit! How we wish we were there to witness it, ourselves! We bet you'll be a great teacher and friend to your niece! Very lovely post! :)

    MUCH love from the SABO SKIRT girls!

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  5. Beautiful writing. Congrats on the soon-to-be-arrival of your niece.