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Place: My Office

Poison: Diet Coke

Favourite Things: The colour red

I love the word linger. Its rarely used but there is something so mystic and etherial about it. Stay a while, float, be, wait, engage, smile, think, LINGER.

In our world today so many people fling their way through life, rushing from one appointment to the next, one meeting to the next, one task till the next. However whilst bending over in the downward dog pose today at Body Balance, I was thinking we need to create a culture of lingering.

How much more would our children feel the love, how much more would waiting in queues not become such an issue, how much more would driving become an adventure rather than an ordeal.

When your at home, try turn off the phone, turn off the tv, maybe put a bit of music on, but just linger. Linger in your house, walk around, breathe deep and just be.

How about the next party you go too, find a compfy chair, open your heart up to the possibilities of someting new happening, don’t worry about the babysitter, what your wearing, who’s coming to the party, just LINGER.

It’s a stress relieving, life changing thought.

On one of the planes recently I watched the movie ‘A Good Year’ and it was about Russell Crowe, a mean spirited, hard core business, cut throat jerk, who inherits a vineyard in the south of France, who begins a journey of learning to LINGER.

Dance if you need to, turn off the internal dialouge if you need to, shake off the feelings of having to do something…if you need to…

But just Linger.


You never know what inspiration may arise.


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  1. We’re lingering up in the mountains now for the first time in months, and it is bliss indeed. The word always reminds me of the Cranberries song… Still holding out for a comment from you over on Leave.The.Great.Indoors… 🙂

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