1st December 2021 Dr Beena
Hello everyone😊. I hope everyone is well and safe. Today I present an artwork done using only a pen. I did this work during one of the art lessons before the lockdown was eased. I toiled as this has buildings with intricate architectural designs, and it is somewhere in Europe. I assume it is Amsterdam:). However, what was nagging me during the process was that couple in front of the shop. I kept wondering who they were? Are they shopping for themselves or someone else? Could they be an older Dutch couple? 😉. Curiosity kills the cat😊😉. Hence, I am going to talk about window shopping.
I am sure most of us, especially women, window shop and finally buy something or the other. It may be a mindless or reckless purchase ☹ which we regret later. I have done that many times. But usually, it is not wasted as I give them away as gifts😊 to my sister. But I find retail therapy enjoyable. Sometimes it is about getting dressed, walking in the mall, getting whiffs of baked bread and coffee and just seeing people and the decorations in the mall makes me feel good. I just read about “Mung”. In Korea, “Mung” means spacing out. It is a way to be alone and think nothing. So it can be in a forest, foliage, water or fire or the clouds. The pandemic has brought into focus our need to have our space. I think that is a positive development for our growth😊.
I find window shopping therapeutic. Eventually, I buy something ☹☹. But it is never a big purchase. I have learnt from past mistakes😊. Hence, during these uncertain times, find your “Mung”. I hope you will share that experience here with us about your “Mung”. My current ‘Mung” is slow swimming 😊😊. I find that very relaxing being in my own space, and it is inexpensive too😊😊 for a change.
Till the next musing, find your “Mung”, or as the Dutch would say, “Niksen” and may you find your inner peace😊.