When I was a little girl, I always wished to grow up faster. Busy was beautiful, I thought. But now that I’m in my early 20s when I feel my proportions are half kid and half hope to be a real adult, all I want is for time to slow down a bit so I can pick myself up after all the disenchantment.
With all the hustle and bustle the world requires as a prerequisite of success, it becomes easy for our personal peace to get lost or stolen in our process of becoming. We were taught that as long as we keep asking ourselves “What’s next?” and as long we have answers to that, we are going somewhere. But what if we are only running around in circles and not getting anywhere near what we truly aspire to be? What if all these noise and motion surrounding us are no better than distractions from our passions? What if?
What I like about quiet spaces is that it gives me the chance to think (maybe overthink) and focus on being rather than doing. Before I attended my piano lessons, I decided to have brunch in Le Petit Souffle, which is easily one of my most loved restaurants in the metro.
The French songs playing in the background as I entered the place added more charm to what is already an exquisite ambiance. On top of the warm yellow and white aesthetic are tree branches and crawling vines that reminded me of Alice in Wonderland. I could honestly imagine a white rabbit mumbling “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!.”
Since I was enjoying a slow Sunday morning, I tried making sketches and writing free verse poems while dining. Art and food have always been my greatest love. The day had been kind so far. Before I left, I asked myself the same question Alice asked the Cheshire Cat: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” The answer of course is also the same one Alice got: “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
Today I put off some work to rethink about where I am headed to. I’m glad I did.
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