Thinking & Feeling

“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.” Horace Walpole

Monday, 26 January 2009

A simple kind of life

It is so nice when just BEING with a person feels so normal and natural and comfortable that you completely lose track of time, or worry, or any external responsibility.

On Saturday morning J & I took a run in the Simon's Town mountains, and then had a swim in the dam. Afterwards we sat/lay next to the dam drying off and chatting. We ended up sitting there for ages (and getting inadvertently quite sunburned) just being there together. Chatting randomly about things both important, and completely trivial. Unaware of the passing of time, or any other worries. Just being in that nice timeless space of togetherness.

Eventually we realised we'd better muster up the energy to run back again. So we got up and got dressed and then stood looking at the view, and again got into a dream-like state for another while. It is so nice to be in that state where there are no worries and it feels like nothing needs to be done immediately.

We finally managed to get our asses into gear and ran back, at quite a good pace too. We went back home, where J made a delicious salad which we had with wine for lunch while browsing through the newspaper, and then lay on the couch together and had a little afternoon nap.

I could do with more days like that, it was divine! Simple things like that are what mean the most to me in life.


"All I ever wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life"
Simple Kind of Life,
Gwen Stefani


  1. Gosh Jane - sounds like you guys are writing a chick flick :)

    Sounds wonderful!

  2. Love how you've found someone who likes to do the things you like doing!

  3. *sigh* Is this a romance novel i am reading. Quite the life you are leading there lucky girl! Well deserved and about time too!!!!
    And you are running so much!! i am totally envious!!

  4. that does indeed sound like bliss... i'm so pleased for you!

  5. Thanks guys. I really love days like that and hope we manage to have many more in time.