Saturday, January 07, 2023

Sitting on a bench in Kannenfeldpark on a sunny January afternoon

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon in Basel today, and with the weather report for the next week predicting rain, rain, and more rain, Andrea and I went for a walk. Shortly after we got to Kannenfeldpark, I said I'd like to sit down on a bench in the sunshine. Andrea wanted to keep walking, so she "took a turn" around the park (a phrase we like from "Pride and Prejudice") while I sat down. In my minutes on that bench, I gradually went from slouching a bit to sitting straight up, my eyes closed most of the time while I concentrated on my breathing in a little round of meditation. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 7 January 2023)

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