Thursday, 27 February 2014

Sitting down and peeling the beans

From The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith (Number One Ladies Detective Agency series)

"Mma Ramotswe decided to sit down.  She was not particularly tired - it was simply one of those occasions when she felt like sitting down.  There was no reason why one should always be on the move.  That was half the trouble with the world, she thought:  not enough people took the time to sit down for a few minutes and look up at the sky or at whatever it was that was before you - a herd of cattle, perhaps, or a stretch of bush dotted with acacia trees, or the sinking of the evening sun into the Kalahari.  You did not have to sit for long; even for a few minutes was enough to remind you that if you spent your life rushing about, then the years would slip through your fingers without your really noticing it until suddenly they were gone and you were old and before long it would be that moment that comes to everyone - the time to leave Botswana forever."

If you haven't read any of the Number One Ladies Detective Agency books by Alexander McCall Smith I would highly recommend it.

I have been enjoying a bit of a sit down lately - peeling the black beans.

My other  favourite sit down is here with a cup of tea.  This is an interesting read about the perfect cup of tea.

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