There is slowing down, and then there is stopping altogether…all of the usual bits of life paused and gently reset.
Last week we flew home from our honeymoon, or our ‘moon of honey’ as my brother referred to it. And what an absolutely lovely concept the moon of honey is. The sweetness of new marriage, celebrated during the changing phases of the moon. Generally a full month of sweetness, before the reality of regular life seeps between you. When you consider how nurturing and healing pure ‘couple time’ can be, it’s clear that honeymoons are something which don’t happen often enough.
As we flew home, I decided quite unilaterally that we should make it an annual event. I haven’t formally announced my plan, but I’m not imagining much resistance, at least not from my husband. It was just so peaceful and rejuvenating. Perhaps that’s why people renew their vows regularly. To recapture the newness. To reconnect with the moon of honey feelings buried under stress and schedules. Perhaps. Or maybe it’s to amplify those positive feelings that can grow within a marriage, not allowing complacency to slip in and weaken the bonds of love. Either way, a wonderous thing.
Below is a taste of Desa Seni, a yoga resort in Canggu Bali, which we discovered and fell in love with.
Linking with Essentially Jess for IBOT