Today’s Daily Post prompt, Linger, immediately brought to mind my last morning in Portugal on a recent trip.
I had a plane to catch to return home. That was the last thing I wanted to do. It’s not that I dislike my home – I live in a beautiful place with wonderful people that I love dearly. But this trip had set me free: free from time and place, free from routines that had squashed my soul into something clinging and unrecognizable.
In my need to lighten my suitcase, I had let go of things and the desire for more things. The open days of exploration and novelty led me to let go of outcomes and ways of doing things, the need to control, the need to know beforehand instead of discovery in the moment. Something as simple as a meal offered the opportunity to allow things to be as they are, happily eating something tasty and completely unfamiliar, even unrecognizable.
I was immersed in the beauty of the world as it presented itself in each moment, deeply connected with my soul and full of joy. Who would not want to linger?