Today was pretty darn perfect. I started my day with pumpkin protein pancakes & chai while I watched the first part of Oprah’s interview with Paulo Coelho for Super Soul Sunday (part 2 airs on Sunday 9/14 at 11am EST here, if anyone is interested). Considering I just re-read The Alchemist (for like, the 10th time) and the tattoo I’m thinking about has a lot to do with alchemy and the themes of the book, I thought it was so timely.
I spent the afternoon at the John P Humes Japanese Stroll Garden in Mill Neck, NY. This is a favorite place to me to come to meditate, read, and just escape the world for a bit, and I did just that. I took a few photos, but mostly tried to remember the scenery and sensations of this gorgeous oasis. There is talk that this will be their last season open to the public due to lack of funding, and I was heartbroken when I heard.
Edit: I also have to add that Paradise Valley + Born and Raised were my soundtrack for the afternoon. I unplugged for a bit to connect with nature, but is there anything better than his voice in the background while I soak up my surroundings? (Nope.)
Sadly, I have a huge to-do list for tomorrow, so I’m currently enjoying my last few hours of relaxation.