I have so many wonderful photo memories from my holiday in Slovenia and so little voglia to post them. Avoidance of expression, Joey calls it. And yet, here is the first part of our first day under the Slovenian mountains from one month ago.
The thing I read that resonated the most lately was Joey’s August post at Joeyfully Stated in which she says:
I’ve read substantial commentary on how “whatever gets you through” is OKAY. My current OKAY seems to be avoidance of expression. Suppression. Super unhealthy. Really, it’s an avoidance of conflict.
Later she describes her mood as “lemme-just-curl-up-under-my-hard-shell-as-I-must-protect-my-squishy bits”. This is how I’ve felt too: self-protective and energy-saving.
It doesn’t help that on Sunday it was the first time – not counting the two weeks in Slovenia – that amore and I left the house together since February. Think about it: that’s half a year without a joint outdoor experience. Quarantine is the state of mind.
Now my uncle is here and we’ll go around if it doesn’t get too hot again. But first today must end. It’s full moon and I don’t eat.
In photos you can see how last month we reached our destination Kranjska Gora where we spent three glorious days under the Julian Alps.
The drive there was wet. We weathered the storm in a Radovljica bar where, since another full moon was out, father and I only had some tea.
Just before Kranjska Gora, in Gozd Martuljek, the rain stopped, some sun shone through and we stopped to have a look at the mountains and the bridge and the stream. We met a jolly cat. It was a good sign and the start of a wonderful holiday.
I’ll see when I gather momentum to post the photos from the arrival and the rest of the days, but sooner or later I will. They will cheer up all of us. Be well.