Remember how I said I wanted to be a “flâneuse”? Well, I haven’t gone walking yet since then. However, this morning I looked up a word that I can identify with as an “early-riser”. The word I came upon was “lark”. Wikipedia says “A lark, early bird, or morning person is a person who usually gets up early in the morning and goes to bed early in the evening.”. Merriam Webster defines it as “a source of or quest for amusement or adventure” and “to engage in harmless fun or mischief”. I like that the word conjures up so many positive meanings. The picture above was on the Wiki page with the caption “The early bird gets the worm” (attributed to Benjamin Franklin).
Anyway, if I can identify as being a “lark” and a “flâneuse” then I can become this person. I’ll try it anyway. I just want to move away from the self-punishment aspect of these things. The whole idea of “if I go for a walk, it must be to punish my body into thinness” or that I “must get up early or I’m wasting my life”. No, I go walking because “I am a flâneuse and wandering is what we do.” I get up early because “I am a lark full of adventure, fun, and mischief.”
Okay, I’d better go get ready for work. I have “The World” waiting for me (see last post), haha.