I remember last week Monday. I distinctly remember waking up around 4:30am, sorely wishing that the weekend wasn't over, and being very disappointed to find that it was. I also remember Friday night - a warm night filled with good coffee and great conversation. However, I can't seem to recall any of the days in between - something to do with time flying by and all that.
And this is what every week has felt like this year: fleeting insignificant moments, cascading into vacuous dreary days, blurring into wearisome weeks, with each mind-numbing month drenched in a haze of obscurity.
And then I had grand plans to break away from this lovely rendezvous with monotony but my trip to Grand Canaria (The Canary Islands) to visit (and holiday) with family had to be deferred, because while I cherish the dehydration and aching limbs acquired on long-haul flights, I'm hardly ever desperate enough to pay the exorbitant last-minute holiday-season inflated prices, just to get there.
So, I've been using my time to catch up on a long list of unread books and amusing myself in uncharted territories - the most recent being a day trip to a Thai Spa. Since it's a relatively new establishment offering 50% off on all their treatments, one of my cousins had decided that it would be a great way for us to spend the day together.
Now, initially, I was quite skeptical. I'm just not a Spa-kinda-gal mainly because I don't like the idea of strangers touching me. Add to that, I was quite concerned about how I'd react to having a very attractive Thai girl looking at my boobs and touching my ass. But for the sake of throwing caution to the wind, I embraced the unknown. It wasn't like I had anything better to do... no celebs to stalk, no rainforests to save, and no mission to the moon to prepare for.
At first, I was quite mystified by the monkey acrobatics that the very attractive Thai girl was performing on my back, but soon I eased into the business of unwinding and time seemed to do what it usually does - fly by. Before we knew it, the hour was up and I found that I quite enjoyed feeling de-stressed and relaxed. In the end, I wanted to take her home with me, brush her hair and feed her chicken soup... temporarily convinced that we connected and that I may have "feelings" (kidding!) :)