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SNAPSHOTS OF A FLANEUR: MORNING RITUAL

SNAPSHOTS OF A FLANEUR: MORNING RITUAL

"Snapshots of Flaneur" is a new ongoing series about the lifestyle of a stroller, one who seeks pleasure in the anfractuosities of a city.

Naturally, we all develop a morning ritual. For some that's hitting the snooze button, negotiating five more minutes three more times. For others it’s waking at the crack of dawn, checking off a long to-do list before their day can even begin. Below is a time-chart of my own morning ritual. A record of my personal approach to work and well-being. It has taken a few years to develop, but I think I’m on to something beautiful.

COOPER, THE MOST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WORLD, ALMOST.

As promised in an earlier post, here's the photo of that horrible moment when I realized I couldn't actually ride a horse, not to mention bareback. Sure, my decision to gallop to the tune of "HEAA" was ill-advised. But the movie that played in my head, between mount and dismount, if you like, was that of a naturally talented, tough, all around renaissance man; the kind portrayed in those  Dos Equis commercials. I thought to myself, as I handed my cell over for safe keeping, "I too can be the most interesting man in the world..." All I had to do was jump the gate triumphantly, and gallop off into the valley. 

WHERE IS COOPER: AT THE PIANO

Friends, readers, or to whom it may concern. A paparazzo grabbed shots of me tickling away on the ivory keys. And because some of you show an unhealthy captivation for my envious life, I was reluctant to share this; lest you vomit from sickening adoration. But I accept the risks, and humbly shove these photos in your face for you to print out and tack to the ceiling above your bed.