December 4, 2009

City Stress

As great as cities are, and as much as I love them, I sometimes wish that life was simpler and contained more nature, silence and the sound of birds singing.

It's so easy to get stressed up about the tiniest of things, overload on phone calls and exclamation marks (my specialty). Right now I'm finding myself having difficulties relaxing because there's so much multi-tasking to be done in every day life. Then I try to stop whatever I'm doing for a while and think myself away to some place where things are slower. More peaceful. Quiet.

Sometimes it works.

A friend of mine who lives in a high rise building in the middle of a very big city, once proudly showed me his new plasma HD television (or whatever they're called). It was showing a special channel that's supposed to make you feel like you're surrounded by nature, and that way help you relax. It contained closeups of wet grass and lady bugs and sounds of grasshoppers and birds chirping. Isn't it great? he asked me excitedly. It was pretty great. That's when I knew I needed to get out of the city.

I wish to never have to reach nature through a television. That's my wish for today.

Note to self: Entire post written without a single exclamation mark. 

Flickr bird,  


PlanetLumiere said...

that bird picture is so darling.


Clorissa said...

I love the birdie picture. Very sweet.

Hermione said...

Thank you! I thought so too:)

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