~ I could choose to sleep whenever I wanted to for however long I desired?
~ I could eat what my body asked for without considering calories, salt, sugar or fat?
~ I could choose where I wanted to go each morning?
~ I could spend as much time as I wanted with my mom, helping her, laughing with her, remembering and wondering with her?
~ I could travel anywhere I wanted without thought of the price - monetary and environmental?
~ I could indulge in days of conversation, walking and exploring with my husband without a schedule and deadlines intruding?
~ I could while away the time with my daughter and sweet grandbaby, moving in baby time, sharing insights and ideas?
~ I could sit and sip tea and talk about poetry and theatre and life with my brilliant son?
~ I could volunteer to build a house in another country, working with a crew of dedicated and committed people to make a difference in a real and concrete way without thought of earning a living?
~ I could go to university, take every course that interested me, steep myself in learning, following a path of what piqued my interest next?
~ I could putter about in my own little house, painting and decorating, digging in the garden and sticking my own roots into the soil?
~ I could pick up my calligraphy pens, get my fingers stained with inks, practice making beautiful letters and create flowing works of art with words?
~ I could pour over cookbooks and recipes, shop for the fresh ingredients each day from shops close at hand where I know the shopkeeper's names and then chop and measure and cook marvelous meals to share?
~ I could take a yoga class every day and spend another hour on my mat, stretching and strengthening my body and opening and quieting my mind?
~ I could have marvelous interactions with people, coaching and conversing, engaging the innovative ideas and spirited dialogue every day without an eye on the clock?
~ I could write for hours, deepening the process of committing thoughts to paper, delving into the crafting of language and expression?
photo credit to Emma Lagunday