What started as a midweek catch up with a few friends has grown into a tradition. We had our regular “Whiskey [or Cold Beverage] on the Roof Wednesday” and had a turnout of about 15 amazing people, with interesting stories to tell about their work and travels.
It is a short, relaxed function on the roof of our building to take a break from the chaos and meet some interesting people. Numbers vary from 5 to 20 but it is always a great evening.
At 8.30pm the sunsets shining onto the Andes, turning them into bright red rock and the city into silhouettes. The smog seems to disappear for 15 minutes a day when the light changes colour. About an hour later it is dark and an enormous yellow moon pops up over the tip of the mountain range and slowly forms above the city lights. Before these Wednesday evenings I could count the number of moon risings I had seen; now you can catch it every week.
Taking a ritualised, forced break from work is a great way to keep your sanity when the days roll together. Whether it is a slow intentional breakfast or afternoon coffee out of the office, you need to take the time to breathe for magic to happen!