Saturday Morning

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Complete relaxing never happened all at once. I found that it was a matter of at least five or ten minutes before the body would reach a profound repose. So I made a rule for myself, that as long as I felt an impulse to get up or turn over, then I had not lain long enough, but as soon as I felt I had never wanted to move again, then it was all right to get up at once. But I usually did not, I lay still for a little longer, lay still, while all the cells of my body came alive, like parched earth after rain. And then I discovered the most fitting end to my rest – a long cat-like stretch, which leaves one so at peace with the world, smooth and shining like wet sands, that it is worth indulging in deliberately, even when not prompted by a natural impulse.

~ Marion Milner, A Life of One’s Own (First Published, 1934)

 


Notes:

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Source: Paddington the Dog and Butler the Cat. BFF. Photos by ©Annie & Paddington  (from Australia) (via Cats, Beavers & Ducks)

T.G.I.F.: 5:00 PM Bell! It’s been a long hot week

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Source: themetapicture

TGIF: It’s been a long week

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Source: Radiosciampli

Not just a 3 pound brain tilted sideways above strained shoulders and neglected legs.

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Returning to ourselves as material beings reminds us to place less emphasis on the flickering ticker tape of verbal commentary, and to focus instead on older, steadier, more grounded pleasures. It is helpful, perhaps, to think in terms of “coming to our senses,” reinhabiting ourselves as living, breathing creatures, not just a 3 pound brain tilted sideways above strained shoulders and neglected legs. A little ease, a little spaciousness. Such things aren’t casual.

Slowly we return to the immediate present, to the flowers on the table, to the cat’s soft fur. Time spreads out around us, a slow and rippling pool. There is time to watch and listen, time to remember. Our animal selves, so long ignored, settle back into the breathing landscape of the earth itself.

~ Christian McEwen, World Enough & Time


Notes: Quote – Thank you Make Believe Boutique. Photo – Mennyfox55

Saturday Morning

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Source: Youreyesblazeout

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Source: Animated Gifs

T.G.I.F.: It’s Been A Long Week (Take 1)

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Source: Gifak


Saturday Morning

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Source: Johan Michaëlsson via Mostly Cats Mostly

 

T.G.I.F.: It’s Been A Long Week

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Source: sensualstarfish

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