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The Art of Doing Nothing

The Italians have an expression, “dolce far niente” –the sweetness of doing nothing. Wouldn’t it be nice if all of us took time to ourselves without a plan, a “to do” list or “honey do” list? 727 more words


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In pagina 278 van mijn tweedehands exemplaar van Hermans’ De tranen der acacia’s loopt een vore. 577 more words


Do Something and Do Nothing

Do Something- Carpe diem

I have a Diana F+ and a Fujifilm Instax camera. TL is going to give me his dad’s old camera too. For Christmas, my friend got me a how-to book for taking good pictures. 113 more words

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The sun came out this afternoon. It is still raining on the coast, but inland it is starting to dry out. Quiet day at home, so I slept in. 173 more words

Coming Of Age In My Fifties

Dolce Far Niente

After spending only a short time exploring some of Italy’s gems, I found myself becoming captivated by their charismatic culture.  Woven through this culture are the words ‘dolce far niente’, a beautiful concept that, in translation, means ‘the sweetness of doing nothing’ or ‘delicious idleness’.  431 more words

Dolce Far Niente

When brainstorming recipe ideas for the “EAT” section of this story, I had so many dishes to choose from. I mean, Liz ate such wonderful food in Italy–what to choose? 412 more words

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