Today I heard a saying to describe somebody that does nothing, who is lazy. The saying is in Greek, but easily translatable.
They say ‘he/ she is flying a kite’ The hand action for flying a kite often accompanies the saying. I couldn’t help but giggle.
The individual my friends were referring to often is also described as an employee ‘scratching themselves’– another saying that means, doing nothing.
It’s a funny description but an awful perception to have of someone. Or is it I wonder? I turned to look at this individual who seemed relatively content, happy, relaxed.
My two ‘rays of light’ combined with juggling a fulltime job I like (though at times mundane), additional consulting work, play dates, attempts to exercise, cook and clean house leaves me with little time for kite flying.
I have forgotten what it’s like. Would I think more creatively, or would my mind be blank, empty, rested? Would I be more passionate or less?
One thing is for certain – it would not be exhausted. This kite flying and scratching deal doesn’t sound too bad.
To me, I hear, see, feel and breathe calm.
What about you?