I am very slow with completing books this semester, so I thought that it would be fun to have a progress report of my reading. This is an online reading group where all the participants set aside time to read every Sunday and blog about the experience. I continued reading the book that I started last week.
Today, I had a LONG traveling day from Durham to Seattle. The one thing this is good for is reading. In between naps, I read a few more essays in Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant. One of my favorite themes that emerged from the essays I read today was about how feeding yourself is an extension of self-care.
"But nothing quite fills me up like taking care of myself, taking care of my desires." ~ page 176
"I always learned something about stillness and attention and self-care when I was around her." ~ page 184
Trying to eat in an airport is quite a challenge because you are faced with limited options and often limited time. Still, you are in good company if you are eating alone. Many people are solo travelers and it is not hard to sit by yourself and enjoy a meal, if you choose. Today, I was tired and running late. I grabbed a sandwich and sprinted to my connection. On the plane, I ate my sandwich and read the essays. It made me feel like I was practicing good self-care by getting a relatively healthy sandwich and eating on the plane instead of waiting until I landed to eat with a friend.