Tag: Tangible

A Glimpse of Otium: Bread and Pasta

Here you can see the crispy, wonderful smelling Franziskaner-loaf and rye whole-grain tin loaf all baked by Franziskaner bakery in Bozen (Italy)

I’m still in the phase of life where I’m working a full-time job. However, even now, from time to time I experience moments that call to mind my ideal life. Not coincidentally, these moments tend to occur in the interstices of life, during evenings or weekends when I’m not doing work related to my office job.

Yet, although these moments are infrequent and not yet a regular part of my days, they provide a glimpse of what living a life of otium could look like. By examining enough of these moments, I hope to tease out common themes, so I can seek pursuits that satisfy the same impulses or inspire me in similar ways.