Monday, January 6, 2020

Aimless Days

Monday, January 6, 2020

Passing entire days in the twilight of boredom and idleness is the ultimate indulgence, the best way to spend the holidays. In the past two weeks I got up no earlier than 9 am (except for those mornings when I felt compelled to run). I’d have breakfast, randomly scribbling down notes for my blog, half-listening to the local news on TV, and dispensing unsolicited--and often indignant--comments on what’s happening in the world. My mother would sit there, sipping her coffee in comfortable silence, used to my daily rambles. Hours would pass and the rest of the family would join us in relishing the day’s unformed possibilities. What we’re having for lunch/merienda/dinner and what Netflix show we’re going to watch are the day’s most pressing concerns. We were happy doing nothing in those lazy, aimless days.

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