Is it narcissistic to use my own smile in this challenge?
I took these selfies on my recent trip to Portugal. I spent five days in Lisbon, learning to enjoy my own company again. It is strange, I am with myself all of the time, everyday but always in the presence of other people with whom I need to be something to or for. It has been some time since I have travelled abroad by myself, I had not missed it but my recent trip has shown me just how nice it can be. I have not had time since I returned to write any blog posts, but they are coming. I chose these pictures for this challenge because, quite simply I like my smile. I smile when I am happy and in this moment I was happy. I felt healthy and well, I felt lucky to be able to travel without any impediment.
On this day I travelled on the underground into the centre of Lisbon and just wandered around enjoying the scenery. I stopped off at Vertigo Cafe and treated myself to a cup of chocolate tea, sandwich and a chocolate cake that was out of this world.
The cafe was empty except for the staff and George Michael was playing. I have to say in that moment I felt peaceful. I felt happy and grateful to be alive. I am supposed to feel this everyday but somehow in the hustle and bustle of life, it is easy to forget the simple things. So I smiled into my camera phone to remind myself of this moment and how I felt.