Being in the country can inspire some people to write poetry, sing songs or paint rolling landscapes. For others it is a time to reflect on how much they appreciate the comforts of city life. A middle way is possibly found by those who may embrace life in all its forms, wherever they are.
Of course time spent in the country is experienced through the eyes of the beholder and nobody really knows the full picture concerning the thoughts, attitudes, hopes and fears of another person, also as regard to being in the country.
A particular feature of a day out in the country – inevitably for me involving either the South Downs in the UK or the breathtaking hills of Molise in Italy – is the sense of open space such visits provide.
Although there is the option of looking up and connecting with the sky when in a city or town, it is something I often forget to do. In the country there is no forgetting. The sky kisses the horizon as the land reaches up to form a vivid image of vastness and wonder…
If you’d like to share your thoughts on being in the country, please leave a comment below.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).