Friday, June 4, 2010

leisure



everything moves
more slowly.

me too.

could be the heat.
could be the novelty of
not having to be anywhere.



i'm taking careful notes about everything i do
these first few weeks of retirement. or "retirement"?
i was always curious about how people not at work
passed the time. i am beginning to get it.


picasso


giacometti


MoMA

my apartment is terribly hot.

i've sought out other people's air conditioning.
newly discovered branches
of the new york public library
offer cool and quiet.

i've sat in the museum garden until
the guards shooed us out.

i've read three chapters (so far) of
dominique browning's book about
losing her job and finding herself
in the quiet of barnes and noble.

no. she didn't find herself in the
quiet of barnes and noble.

i found her book there...

i read the times each morning
with (ice) coffee.
at a relaxing pace.

leisure.

4 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for you. Thought of you many times last week, wanting to drop you a note. Much congratulations - and continued enjoyment of your liesure.

    lisa

    ReplyDelete
  2. leisure... keep up the good work :)

    best wishes for more fun

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congratulations and enjoy- you'll find a new way of living.

    ReplyDelete
  4. the word for retirement in spanish is
    JUBILADO
    i always liked the sound of that
    vivir jubilado - to live in retirement
    only to my english ears it sounds like to live jubilantly
    mmmmmmm
    i like your slow studied pace.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...