Ok, even though I sit in a small town at the Slovenian seaside, my latest favorite word (or better ‚attitude towards life‘) fits perfectly: La Dolce Vita! After all, the Italian Adriatic Coast is just a short distance away…
La Dolce Vita – The art of enjoying life and faineance („dolce far niente“): With a suitable drink on the table, musical accompaniment from two guys with a guitar and a gentle voice, playing kids and overlooking pastel-colored buildings and the ocean in the background, this is an easy task for me The day couldn’t end easier and sweeter.
For a sweet life, you do not need much. Quite the contrary, for me it is all about the art of enjoying the small things. To be fair, this is much easier to me when traveling than in everyday-life. Happy anticipation, sereneness and curiosity are mind-opening for special moments. Especially our senses of smell and taste are crucial when it comes to discovering foreign countries. Likewise, I enjoy the ray of the sun on my skin, the grass beneath my feet or the colors surrounding me. I absorb those impressions with a big smile on my face. On top of that, there is listening to conversations in foreign languages, watching people and adapting to local habits (in Italy, you can enjoy a glass of whine already before lunchtime on a beautiful Sunday).
But how can we take the „Dolce Vita“ lifestyle home with us? Everyday-life has caught-up with us way too fast and we seem to be less open-minded for the small, special moments. Although, many of us are really blessed. At least I do have nor reason to complain. I am free in m thoughts, conversations and in fulfilling many smaller and bigger wishes. Those are the perfect conditions for „La Dolce Vita“.
So, don’t wait too long: Switch-off your head, open your heart & mind, enjoy and be grateful!
PS: This is the first article that I drafted in a handwritten version. Taking your eyes off the omnipresent screens is another way of feeling and enjoying life 🙂
„Lieblingswort“ definition: Originally used as a film title by Frederico Fellini, „La Dolce Vita“ pictured the rich society in Rome. Today, it characterizes an attitude towards life that is typical for Italy: Pleasure and sweet faineance.
Source „Lieblingswort“ definition: https://www.questadolcevita.com/blog/photo-diary-what-is-la-dolce-vita