In Italian "dolce far niente" literally means "sweet doing nothing."
Isn't it delightful that a culture values pleasant relaxation in carefree idleness so much that they have a common expression for it?!
I try to make every Sunday a dolce-far-niente-kind-of-day, but the last few weeks have been quite full of activity. Full of wonderful doing, mind you, but doing none-the-less.
Today has been wonderfully unstructured. We didn't *have to* do anything or be anywhere.
We had friends over for a lovely brunch of local, free-range eggs and homemade cinnamon rolls. We took a walk in the rain. We played hide-and-seek. We read stories.
My husband and son are playing soccer in the rain at this very moment. I'm going to join them.
Today I'm rejoicing in the dolce far niente.