Why are we always so busy? So busy that we that when asked how we are, more often than not, the answer is 'busy'. We take pride in being busy. I seem to always have so much to do that in order to accomplish these tasks, I must multitask. My to do list doesn't consist of important tasks. But as soon as I log off work, I'm preparing dinner, sorting laundy, cleaning the house, driving one of the kids someplace, and still thinking of work. Is that considered busy? I'm not saving the world or finding the cure for AIDS! So why do I always have the overwhelming feeling that everything I have to do must get done or else?

I loved the book 'Eat Pray Love' because of the fantasy that one could take a year off from their lives and indulge yourself in basically, having nothing to do. It's the modern woman's porn. As much as I loved the book, I am not rushing to see this. It's 2 1/2 hours long. I've got better things to do, and Julia Roberts is no Elizabeth Gilbert (though Javier Bardem is one hot Felipe). I will wait to see this in the comfort of my own couch, indulging in a bowl of pasta tossed with garlic and a nice glass of red wine. Hopefully I won't have a load in the washer, or a report to finish while I'm watching.

How I long for dolce far niente.... the sweetness of doing nothing.

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