Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ritual
















Am vizitat zilele trecute unul din magazinele mele preferate, unde gasesti cate putin din toate celor necesare unor ritualuri zilnice, sau saptamanale (sau ori de cate ori va face placere), lucruri care te ajuta sa-ti daruiesti putina detasare, placere, te ajuta sa-ti incarci bateriile dupa sau pentru o noua zi de stres. Uleiuri pentru aroma terapie, creme speciale pentru masatul picioarelor obosite, saruri si uleiuri de baie, tot felul de mici obiecte care te ajuta sa uiti! Sa uiti si sa dai jos de pe tine si din tine mizeriile unei zile prin care ai trecut si ai supravietuit, dar esti prafuit si obosit! Mi-a atras atentia un raft plin de ceainice si cani pentru ceai. Erau asa de frumoase, incat nu te puteai opri sa nu te gandesti ce minunat ar fi sa prepari un ceai cu arome exotice, pe care sa-l pastrezi cald intr-un asemenea ceainic, si sa-l imparti cu cineva drag, sa te bucuri de acest mic ritual cu cineva care este special pentru tine. Cat de mult ar insemna o jumatate de ora de mici nimicuri la o cana de ceai, alaturi de persoana pe care o iubesti, in praful cotidian. Apoi ma intrebam cati dintre noi rupem o jumatate de ora dintr-o zi, ca sa efectuam un ritual (si nu ma refer la sofisticatul ritual al japonezilor pentru ceai) care are in centru propria persoana. O baie cu arome si muzica lina, un ceai fierbinte preparat si baut "cu talc", o jumatate de ora de meditatie, sau orice altceva care ne face cu adevarat placere! Iar lucrurile acelea pentru care sacrificam astfel de momente, se merita cu adevarat,sau ne sunt doar utile?

I visited last days one of my favourite shops, where you can find a variety of things necessary for some daily, or weekly (or whenever you like) rituals, things that help you give yourself a bit of detachment, joy, help you recharge your batteries after (or for a new) day of stress. Oils for aroma therapy, bath salts and oils, creams for massaging tired feet, all kind of small things to help you forget. To forget and get read of the dirt you gathered in a whole day that passed, and you survived, but you are dusty and tired! My attention was caught by a shelf full of teapots and tea cups. They were so beautiful, that I could help myself thinking, how wonderful would be to prepare some tea, with exotic flavour, that you keep hot in such a teapot, that you drink and share this little pleasure with someone you love, someone special for you! How much would mean besides the daily dust; a half an hour of sweet little nothings in the company of the person you cherish the most! I was asking myself how many of us take a half an hour every day, for a ritual destined for ourselves (and I'm not talking about someting very sofisticated like the Japanese ritual for tea). A bath with sweet aromas and soft music, a cup of hot tea that you drink in a special manner, a half an hour of meditation, or whatever makes you pleasure! And those other things for whose sake we sacrifice our special moments...are they worthy, or just usefull?

5 comments:

Little Miss Sunset said...

Houston, we have a problem.
Brugge nu era pe lista mea de calatorii, dar, dupa ce am vazut pozele postate de tine, se catara in varf.
Frumos oras, te invidiez pentru linistea care se vede in poze.

georgi_claudia said...

Da, este un oras minunat. Merita sa-l vizitezi!O sa mai pun poze, iar daca tot treci pe aici, te invit la o ciocolata calda, sau de care vrei tu.

Little Miss Sunset said...

sper sa nu se topeasca ciocolata din poze pana vin eu. pana atunci, numai bine si astept si alte poze.

Sammi said...

It is so nice to finally read your blog :)

I love these little rituals we do every day. I loved flavoured or herbal tea's. My favourite I am drinking right now from my favourite mug! It is called Dreamtime by Whittard and my mug is a huge latte mug with an old fashioned style Kellogg's advert on it. This is a ritual I enjoy :)

georgi_claudia said...

Hey Sammi, it's good to have you back after such a long absence! My favourite tea is a mixture of mango and strawbery - ravishing combination, I assure you-and I drink it from my favourite mug that I got as a gift for Saint Nicholas - it's red, with white hearts, a big heart saying Mommy, and another big red mommy heart coming out from the bottom of the mug, that my son always tries to grab :)