Sunday, December 07, 2008


graffiti in Williamsburg, NYC

I keep having to remind myself of the need to just breathe.

And just look

and feel

and appreciate

most of the things which need doing will be done
most of them in time

and some of them really don't matter that much after all

and changes at work which have been worrying me will be resolved
one way
or another

and it will be okay
one way
or another

And in the meantime, there is so much in life to enjoy and appreciate
if i can just remember to breathe

and look

and feel

and appreciate.

Looking for all the world as if it was breathing on Friday night, here is one of the Trafalgar Square lions:

and here is a glimpse of some of the other Trafalgar Square life:


Akelamalu said...

Sometimes life gets too hectic and we need to sit down and remind ourselves we only have so much control don't we Lettie?

mouse (aka kimy) said...

breathe look feel appreciate


wishes for all the wonderous deep breathing looking feeling and appreciating.....

ramblingwoman said...

What were you doing in Trafalgar square on Friday night then Lettie????


edward said...

love you

Barbara said...

Breathing is always good. It's the one thing that we all have in common!

Robert said...

As I always tell myself "One heartbeat at a time!"

Take good care of yourself S. :-)

xo, r

R.L. Bourges said...


Coffee Messiah said...

What a great looking area ; )

I can't imagine not breathing, at least now anyway......

Chick said...

Thank you...I totally needed that reminder...& those lions are so amazing.

tut-tut said...

Yes, sometimes we've just got to unstuff ourselves and take in a good long cold cleansing breath.

Sally Crawford from London said...


I haven't watched one of those YouTube things before: I am SO aware now that you are technologically ahead of me, since I am still using still pics and pen and ink. Ugh.

ArtSparker said...

I like the graffiti with the iron guardians, wish I had a talking lion...Oh wait, I did when I was little.

Dumdad said...

Ah, that post was a breath of fresh air!

Lynne said...

The lion looks (and sounds) so friendly! Trafalgar Square looks awesome by night.

I know I have to tell myself: one step at a time.


Gary said...

Good advice. I am getting very worked up lately because I have two papers to write (am in the process of writing) and they are really tugging at me as I try to balance the other aspects of my life, including the added responsibilities and joys of the holidays.

And I try to remember that, as you say, things that need to get done will get done (on time?).

Happy Holidays!!

Shammickite said...

Can you believe that it's about 20 years since I was in Trafalgar Square? I was in London this summer, but I was exploring the South Embankment, didn't go to Traf Sq. Now I wish I had, just to see the talking lion.

lettuce said...

absolutely true lamalu (hee hee that rhymes)

thanks kim.

well mrs. nosey RW. I met a blogger friend and went to photob. exhibit. at the Nat. Portrait Gallery and then met M & S and had a good pub meal and went to a gig.... okay with you?

you too eddy.

always good Barbara. not always as easy as it should be.

trying to robert. :-)

namaste, rlb

tis, CM. you should visit. :-)

chick, i do love london.

Tut-tut, unstuffing sounds good. the cold winter air helps.

sally, i've been meaning to buy more ink for my fountain pen... LOVE my computer, but wouldn't want to give up on pen and paper

ArtsParker, when little, i used to worry about Born Free lions - not the friendly ones

:-) D-D

lynne, i do love london.

gary, good luck with that. i have to start grading essays next...
Very Happy Holidays to you too!!

Shammie, I'd mostly choose the South Bank over Trafalgar square. and the lion wasn't talking in the summer, i think it was sleeping then

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Yes, breathe, be in the moment - I have to keep reminding myself to do the same.

Jay said...

One way or another, yes, I hope so too.

Reya Mellicker said...

Wow! What a lot of people!

The talking lion is ... strange, don't you think? Well mannered, though.

Yes, breathe. Yes.


Reya Mellicker said...

I think the lion should tell fortunes.

lettuce said...

reya thats a great idea, it so should!!

grumpy old woman said...

Ahhh - you've taken me back to the times when I'd catch the Late Night bus home in the early hours of the morning, after a night of clubbing - good memories!

Steve said...

Beautiful post! That Williamsburg graffiti is some of my favorite graffiti in NYC -- I just walked past it Sunday, and it's still there. :)