Do you ‘online’ more?

With the pandemic not giving up so easily, I wonder: do you do more stuff online than you did before?

If you’re like me, the answer’s yes. Work mostly takes place online in my profession anyway, so I can do that anywhere with a decent internet connection.

Is she dressed of nude? No one can tell without a camera.

A huge benefit of that is that, unlike most offices, I don’t need to wear the amount of clothes that ‘society’ requires. That’s a good thing.

Video conferencing? A shirt will do – but take care when walking away with the camera on. LOL!

But entertainment also moved online a lot. For me, the fact that it’s “winter” also helps with that. I love morning walks, but not when it’s cold. Wind and rain comes down by the buckets very often, so walks are off for me. Call me a wimp. I don’t care.

Naked online yoga or Pilates are great things too. Moving around to places is a no-no, so sites like NakedInMotion provide a good alternative. Also DoriaYoga from London might be interesting for the folks in Europe, to avoid time zone issues.

With the lockdown continuing, I hope everyone is doing their best to stay fit in a way that works for you. I’m constantly looking for new ways, fun ways, and good ways to exercise, while I do try to stick with my usual set of exercises that – I think – work for me.

Maybe there’s a specific kind of workout you like and you can’t find a nude version online. I bet that happens a lot. My tip for that would be: follow the clothed version and do it nude when you’re not required to use a webcam. It’s as simple as that. People who complain that the instructor should be nude as well have the wrong mindset, in my eyes. It’s about the exercise, not the fact that you can look at nude people. There are other websites for that.

Keep yourself going, nude friends. Move as much as you can. Find exercises you can do anywhere. Simple tools like milk jugs filled with some water as weights or dumbbells can make it a cheap experience as well. Just know what you’re doing; don’t get hurt trying to stay in shape!

Sunday Noon Nudist

I happened to run into this amazing-looking nude-figure chess set and decided to post that here.

It’s hand-made, all silver, and at the moment of creating this post it’s on sale at Tigrani. Now., before you get all giddy, the price dropped by $10,000 so you can imagine what the product costs. Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you!

Naked Crow International

Over at MeWe, someone suggested to have the Naked Crow books translated into German.

Naked Crow Cover - Fantasy
Naked Crow 1

Germany is a big country with lots of naturists, so there should be quite a market.

I had a look at translation services. Right, that was out of the window quite soon. Having one book professionally translated would cost between €5000 and €12000.

Making that worth the while, I’d have to sell between 8000 and 15000 copies of the translated book. (Worth the while as in breaking even.) Seeing how many copies of Naked Crow 1 have been sold in English, which is an even larger market, it’s unlikely that route will happen.

I can handle some German, so I started translating it myself. That taught me that writing a story in German is quite something else. Translating from English into German, while not being a native speaker of either language, is hard work. I plowed through almost 2 pages and asked a good German friend to see how good or bad it was.

She made 98 changes. In almost 2 pages. Naked Crow 1 is much longer than 2 pages.

Sorry, dear German readers. It’s not going to happen anytime soon.

Stoicism and nudity

Last week I ran into a wonderful quote from Seneca:

Let us get used to dining out without the crowds, to being a slave to fewer slaves, to getting clothes only for their real purpose, and to living in more modest quarters. – Seneca

Seneca

I got you at the ‘clothes only for their real purpose’, didn’t I?

If not, let me tell you that this was the part that stood out to me.

Many people have either not heard of stoics or they have the wrong idea about them. Stoics were not people who never had any fun. Those are doomsday-thinkers who only stare into some dark abyss.

Stoics understood (and still understand) that everything ends, and that you should enjoy and accept what you can while it happens. It will end. If you frantically hunt down all the fun you can, as if your life depends on it, and suddenly there is no fun, then your life will come crashing down. That’s not good.

That’s what modern society seems to be all about, for decades. We want and need more and more. Two cars, three fridges, another house, a fifth mortgage. Okay, that last part isn’t so much fun, but you get the picture.

I think that goes with nudism, naturism, clothes-freeism, whateverism in that respect as well.

Be nude if you can. Wear clothes if you need them. Summer will end, so clothes come into view. Winter will end, so nudity comes back. There’s no use in crying over a lost summer or the coming of the cold: that won’t change things. It happens.

Nude beach

The more you have, the more you can lose. Don’t lose the freedom to choose wisely. Take what you can, without being unjust or greedy. Be happy with what you can have.

Like having a good, nude time as much as you can.

Such an important message…

I found this message on Twitter and had to post it here.

Naturism.


Imagine being 75 and you’re thinking about your life.

How you never swam nude in the ocean on a warm night because your thighs jiggled. You never laughed until you couldn’t breathe, because your teeth weren’t straight or white enough. You never embraced the sun on your entire body because of the stretch marks on your stomach and hips. You never allowed yourself to let go and have fun, because the pressure to loo perfect consumed you.

Imagine being 75 and realising you’ve hidden yourself away for the fear of being real Imagine realising all the years you wasted hating yourself – but now it’s too late. Now it hurts to laugh for more than a few seconds, and you’re too weak to travel to the beach. Imagine realising all this time you were perfect the way you are.

Don’t let that happen.

Live now, as you are. You deserve to realise you’re enough, and always have been, before you’re 75.