There’s a wonderful French word, flâner, which is something we could all get a lot more of. Flâner is hard to translate, it means something like “to meander about with an eye for beauty, with the eyes of a poet.” It’s the art of strolling, the art of observation. It isslowing down. In this hyper-active era of deadlines and minute by minute Facebook updates, this is a wonderfully counter intuitive idea. So go on, take a walk around the neighborhood, take in the sights and smells, smile at people you see, slow down, enjoy the mudane.