Photo Journal #6: Six self-care love notes from Barcelona

  1. 11888081_10153025290010846_4687024062860825774_nWhat looks dangerous at first can slowly reveal its charm, but the element of danger shouldn’t be forgotten. Sometimes a hard face is needed in the dark street of a strange city. Cocktails with only white rum are a form of wisdom.20883261392_0e9a4eae0d_o
  2. There is very little anxiety in travel when not responsible for a family. What will be, will be. It is possible to remember the frisson of riding around a non-English speaking city alone and be energised.11953233_10153025286550846_8699306821849566297_n
  3. My body clock tick tocks with complete independence and will not bow to mob rule. Three short nights’ sleep will take six days of lie ins, early nights and naps to recover from.
  4. 20892943875_bd6ebfa1b1_oEven if I want to be part of giving my baby sister the best hen party ever, so much of the self cannot be given away without consequence. It is possible to have fun and be ruined at the same time. But do I want to?20270108164_45353ab6ba_o
  5. Tiredness can manifest in physical wounds, especially when not paying attention to the oven shelf. Although entirely accidental, once it’s there the wound will feel necessary. If it refuses to heal in plain sight, it needs covering and time to let the bad stuff out, time to form stronger and yet more tender skin.20270051424_1ae091681f_o
  6. Reflections can take a while to compost down and bloom. There may be no words in Barca. On return there may be one third of an A5 page with two scant columns. Two weeks later, this. Self-care love notes, and the gift of seeing the self clearly, even if just for a moment.11949395_10153025292420846_2105582138670283919_nThank you, Barcelona.
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6 thoughts on “Photo Journal #6: Six self-care love notes from Barcelona

  1. I am with Nichola on the body clock. I love that you honored that timing and let the wisdom come through at its own pace as well. I love the list, love Barcelona, love the images… Love!

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  2. Hi Claire, this is absolutely lovely, I really liked the title and format. It gets me wondering just what happened behind these words… a hen night in Barca…I guess fun and ruin go hand in hand. Hope you’ve recovered and had plenty of lie ins!

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    • Thanks Dal – I do love to tell/read the silhouette of a story, so much more intriguing don’t you think? Pleased to report I am fully recovered now 💜

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  3. Love these insights. “My body clock tick tocks with complete independence and will not bow to mob rule.” Beautiful and so very true for me too!

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