Dolce Far Niente is Italian for Delicious Idleness.
It sounds almost a beautiful in English as it does in Italian.
I watched the movie Eat, Pray, Love again this weekeend. While the film version is well done, as is often the case, I found the book to be way better. I read it about 5 years ago, before the craze, and not only did it impact me at the time, but it has stuck with me all these years. There was dialogue that made me laugh, some that made me cry and plenty that made me dig deep and ponder life.
What struck me watching it this time was this clip of the main character in Italy getting a lesson from some locals about enjoying the simple pleasures in life. It should come as no surprise that in Italy that often equates to food. Even less surprising is that I feel the same way. A quiet Sunday morning with fresh baked cinnamon rolls and hot brewed coffee is a wonderful example of dolce far niente.
I hope you find your dolce far niente too...
Editor's note- while the above picture was indeed taken at sunrise, it was not on a Sunday morning. Those are meant for sleeping in, and completely missing the sunrise. Early morning work meetings however, are the perfect reason to be up in time to catch spectacular sunrise photos. Blog Bookmark Gadgets
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