Monday, 16 June 2014

Monday Moanings - June 16, 2014

A Slow Start

Grey damp accompanied by cool breezes gave way to rumbles of thunder and soaking downpours this morning. Not an inspiring beginning to a new day or a new week. The seeds of the doldrums are fertilised by mornings such as this one.

I wrapped my listless groans and grumbles around a steaming mug of cappuccino and soon found myself in the living room of my childhood home tucked up in the comfort of a blanket fort. Cardboard boxes emptied of the grocer's delivery travelled as trains, buses, cars and boats between the tented sofa and chair like gondolas on the canals of Venice.

Ah Venice - now there's a place like no other...

I marvel at the seamless transition from blankets and boxes to canals and gondolas; from one faraway place to another. Time travel is a perfect antidote to mornings like this one, nipping any hint of doldrums in the bud. The rain has stopped. The sun has come out to play. The world outside my door is verdant, dripping with the colours of life.

A new week lies open before me. I'd best get at it.

©2014 April Hoeller


  1. Now this is what I would call a random ramble....but what a ramble! Across the seas and away from the greys to to pretty and sunny Venice and back again to your the beautiful blooms in your garden - and all over a cup of coffee!!! Wow! Loved it

    1. Random rambles are true delight; letting my mind take me "over the river and through the woods" in ten short minutes is both soothing and inspiring all at the same time.
      Thank you, Ketaki.