Enclosed in a circle


I discovered a new ideal bench today at the park. It's a small bench enclosed in a circle made of big flower pots. In the middle of the circle there is a round big flower pot full of wild flowers. Red poppies, yellow daisies and some other white and pink flowers I can't put a name on.

My mood is not ideal today. And the weather is cloudy, overcast. Far away I see the zoo and I can hear the birds of the park, the usual crows and magpies uniting their voices to the more exotic ones of the zoo birds.

Enclosed in a circle of flowers and pots, I feel trapped into the vicious circle of thoughts. 




The occupied bench

On the first day of June it was warm and sunny here. I thought I should take my book and go read it on the nearest bench. All the ideal benches were occupied today, it seems that I wasn't the only one who wanted to enjoy the sun after such a taxing winter. Happy to see so many people welcoming their freedom, I went for a walk and didn't bear them a grudge for not leaving a bench free for me. 


The ideal bench, the book is here 


The ideal bench: The best things in life

In the book "The ideal bench" you will find musings about the best things in life (and some of the worst). Art, careless youth, freedom, palace gardens, joy, laughter, friendship, all evolves around this bench. If you take a look at the preview, you will read the titles of all the chapters and a few of the first texts. 

Please go here 

The ideal bench: what a reader wrote about it

A reader contacted me directly at three stages with impressions about The ideal bench

"I started reading the book yesterday. I didn't get very far on purpose because every sentence was a lovely picture or thought. So beautifully written!

Τhe book makes me peaceful. I haven't finished it yet as I like to read one or two chapters every day. 

Now that I have finished it, I always keep it on the nightstand and I open it at a random page and read a few chapters before going to sleep". 

Thank you dear reader for your kind words.