This weekend I had the pleasure of taking a picnap. It's sort of like a picnic only with no food, just napping. And oh yes, it was wonderful. I grabbed a blanket and took it outside to lie in the grass. Soft, just-turned-green grass. I just closed my eyes and listened to the symphony around me. Birds sang short, high-pitched songs to one another. Dogs barked in conversation. The wind softly rustled the grass. I could hear the highway in the background (I pretend it's the sound of the surf and the occasional motocycle is a ski-do).
As the sun warmed my face, I felt peaceful. Tranquil even. It's amazing what just being still will do. I forgot about my worries. Forgot about wedding planning. Forgot about my to-do list still waiting on the counter. I was just in the moment.