I’d rather be…. What???
Well I have been pondering this question since first thing this morning when I checked this weeks photo challenge.
It continued to niggle and bother my brain as I sat in the medical centres waiting room. I was there for my annual health review. Do you know the one? Spell world backwards, recite sentences, draw geometric diagrams, get blood tests, be weighed and measured, answer a series of questions about diet, mental health and so on and on. Do you have that in your part of the world? It is preventative Medicare and I was declared fit and well, scoring top marks.
I looked around as I waited and the other people did not look very well. Most were overweight, one very big bloke was coughing explosively.
I thought I will turn that phrase around, because there really is nothing I would rather be than declared that I am healthy and able to do anything I would like.
So instead it is “I like to be…” here and now…
I live in the moment. This is the third age of my life. In the past I have travelled extensively and though I do still get the stirrings of desire to see more of the world I am now content and realistic enough to know that travel is so much harder as you get older and now I armchair travel in the virtual world of Word press. I avidly follow Lignum Draco on his adventures through Cuba, his photos take me there. Last September I walked the Camino Track with Jill and husband John a determined couple from New Zealand. There are many more.
So now I enjoy gardening, drawing and painting and walks along our local beach and sitting on the back deck with a glass of wine appreciating the cooler weather of Autumn (27C) and being thankful I can watch a glorious sunset.