When previously going to the end of the street or meeting the postman was the highlight of my day then going with a friend to a local market was an adventure.
I haven’t been out of Pisticci for more than 2 months. It was lovely to see the countryside and the wildflowers and olive trees and ….everything.
Even though it was a dull day it was still great to be out.
I was really impressed by how the market was organised. There was a temporary fence round the car park where it is held and all the stalls were spaced out . To get in you needed to go through a gazebo where there was someone making sure not too many people were in at once and that you were wearing a mask. There was a separate gazebo to exit.
It was simple and effective and sustainable. If that is what’s needed for the next year then that’s very ok.
After that we went for a drive through the countryside and I saw where my cat signposts will go.
There is a river running past my door right now. After thunder all afternoon the rain finally came down.
It is taking me some time to adjust to this new life. I am missing the peace I felt when I stopped putting myself under pressure to do stuff and anything I did was a bonus. I suppose I did spend a lot of years thinking I had to work without stopping ( not that I did….I just felt I should have) . So it might not be so easy to change .But I do want to keep some of the things I learned.
Today I did a rather unenthusiastic sketch on my kindle of the doorway. It was a bit dull and uninspiring but I was quite pleased with the result. This afternoon I drew an artificial daisy . That went well. Its now on redbubble.com.
And now it’s wine time. It’s still raining and I might be having company and a pizza tonight. What a very sociable day for a wannabe hermit!