Today is going to be a slowwwww day.

I travelled from Aviemore to Edinburgh yesterday, the day was perfect, and I wasn’t driving so I could soak up the fabulous views, the truly amazing scenery and be reminded of the wonder of this amazing wee planet.

Edinburgh was its usual busy city, people everywhere, all rushing, vehicle sounds and toots, it was also very hot which always acts as a magnifying glass.

For a couple of hours every sense was assaulted from the sounds, the sights, the rush, the smells, and the taste of city grit. The north bound journey home was as stunning as heading south, yet from a different angle…

Home to utter exhaustion.

It reminded me of the tale of the Native Canadian found sitting on the station at the end of a Canada wide train journey. 

Who, when asked why he was not rushing off to `get somewhere` replied quite serenely, ” I am waiting for my soul to catch up”. 

Perhaps this is a definition of jetlag? 

Yesterday I felt my soul pass itself coming and going at Pitlochry…. 

Today is going to be a slowwwww day.


1 thought on “Today is going to be a slowwwww day.”

  1. Hi Jude,

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog post about your journey from Aviemore to Edinburgh and the sensory overload that comes with city life. It’s refreshing to hear about your appreciation for the beauty of our planet and your reflective moments during your travels.

    Your description of the contrasting experiences between the tranquil journey from Aviemore and the bustling city life in Edinburgh paints a vivid picture. It’s remarkable how a change in scenery and pace can make us more aware of our surroundings and, in a way, reconnect us with our own inner rhythms.

    The anecdote about the Native Canadian waiting for his soul to catch up is both thought-provoking and humorous. It captures the essence of modern life, where we often find ourselves caught up in a never-ending rush, forgetting to slow down and truly experience the world around us.

    Your mention of feeling your soul pass itself at Pitlochry is a beautiful metaphor for those moments of self-awareness and reflection that can be so elusive in our fast-paced lives.

    Thank you for sharing your experience and reminding us all to take a moment to let our souls catch up. Sometimes, a slow day is exactly what we need to recenter ourselves and appreciate the wonders of this amazing planet.

    Looking forward to reading more of your reflections in the future.

    Warm regards,

    Cate x

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