Instrument: Electric kettle, French press, coffee
Tempo: Slowly wake up, make coffee (drink it black, strong, with feeling).
Instrument: Journal and Paper Mate Ink Joy gel 0.7
Tempo: With starts and stops, with pleasure and panache, scribble down yesterday’s events, thoughts, lofty dreams, goals, and to-do lists.
Instrument: All-in-one Acer desktop computer + working internet
Tempo: Hit keyboard with lively clicks and clacks, respond, write, slide mouse around, catch up, moderately scan and read society pages (just checking to see if you’re really reading this).
Instrument: Pots, pans, kitchen clangery + food
Tempo: Pleasurably chop, slice, dice, zest (weren’t expecting that were you?), sway to the rhythm of preparing and cooking.
Instrument: YouTube workout videos
Tempo: After 5 fast mins, slow down. Close tab.
Instrument: Old Samsung phone, reading glasses
Tempo: Take it off airplane mode, swipe around like a lost person, use search option instead, have a nice chat, catch up on IG, quickly look to see if there’s any news from work, put the cursed thing back in airplane mode.
Instrument: Water bottle and mist maker
Tempo: On balcony, from right to left methodically water plants and mist their leaves, sometimes mist the soil. Fuss over them. Enjoy bright blue skies and a breeze if there is one.
Instrument: Kindle, decorative lights, computer
Tempo: Plug in lights, play nature sounds, and eagerly read on Kindle. Stretch like a fat cat. Content.