Today, I suddenly remembered half a sentence that I couldn't quite place, recalling only something about quiet mornings and shut windows. But I googled it and found the quote:
"You want to know how I portion out my day, in my summer villa at Tuscum? I get up just when I please; generally about sunrise, often earlier, but seldom later than this. I keep the shutters closed, as darkness and silence wonderfully promote meditation."
The author is Pliny the Younger, writing his friend Fuscus.
Doesn't it sound like a perfect way to spend one's days?
I find it incredibly difficult to relax and not think about all the things I should be doing; in fact I don't think I've properly let go since my school days. Don't you ever wish there was such a thing as a pill to take on your day off, like a sleeping pill, but instead of sleeping, it made you forget about all your obligations? I don't do pills usually, but I´d make an exception for something that would allow me to sit under a tree and read for one whole day.