Such a pleasure, those welcome, long sought after moments to dial back the speed, close the front door, turn off the phone, and sometimes even the music, just to have some sacred moments strolling from room to room in your own house. Room traveling or perhaps less philosophically— let’s just call it plain old fashioned puttering has just been legitimized by our current state of affairs.
If ever there was a time to master the art of puttering, the time is now.
How many times have you walked passed a table where the contents and the arrangements have bugged you, time to edit. The pillows in the library have needed redoing, time to make your maintenance list. The vases on the mantel need a change up, time to shop your closet. The arrangement of furniture in the living room needs addressing, it never works as well as it should when entertaining, time to rearrange – enlist your partner or the kids.. The linen closet needs purging, take it all out and start all over again. And then, there are the books. You can actually have too many IF they are unattended, unloved and in piles on the floor, unread and forgotten. Time to donate to the local thrift shop.
Now is the time to master ‘room traveling’ by walking, perhaps stalking about in your own home, puttering around.
Walking allows you to focus on everything around you including, and no less importantly, yourself. More often than we care to acknowledge, our fast paced over stimulated lives afford little time for us to hit the brakes, take a deep breath and silently converse with our home, and ourselves. Now is the time.