Good morning! I’m back, my head’s less foggy and I start back at work this morning! Off to the shed. Back in the groove. Getting closely acquainted with packing boxes! This morning’s ‘nook’ is not particularly pretty as such, but I though it so relevant to the ‘starting back at work’ thing.
My eldest and I stood at the window, in the stairwell in our hotel in Chur, Switzerland, watching the first snow fall, marvelling at the fact that it was snow!!!! …. and I noticed this lady sitting at her desk, across the way. It would have been 7am. I thought to myself? … has she noticed? …. the magical snow? … the stuff that had captured our wonder? Has she looked out the window and breathed it all in yet? … does she realise the fact that she lives in a country where it snows and not rains when it is really cold?!! Does she ever feel the same excitement that we were feeling at that moment?
Do you do that when you travel? …take a step away from the excitement of new things and wonder what life would be like actually living where you are? Is it as wondrous living it? Do they experience magic in their daily lives, like the magic we experience when we visit? How do they make their living? What is their work day like?
We were excitedly getting ready for our day sledding between the little Swiss towns of Preda and Bergun, up in the mountains … and there she was, busy, sitting at her desk, contributing to the economy of the country that we were frolicking in! We each saw the day through different eyes!
I wonder if she had even noticed that it was snowing? She most likely wasn’t silently screaming, “OMG, OMG, it’s snowing, it’s snowing, look at the snow!!!”
My son said, “it’s a good day to be sitting, working at a desk … look at the view!” I wonder if she thought that?
PS London post is next. Soon. Any minute now. xx
PPS I have some much nicer pictures of beautiful Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland. I might do a separate post on Chur, if you’re all not sick to death of my travel photos in the next week or so. The old town part of Chur is so beautiful. xx