The weekend …
July 30, 2011 § 11 Comments
FRIDAY NIGHT…unwinding, poolside ….
SATURDAY … flowering and kitchening…
Sometimes you think you’re the only one. The week rockets by with spins, turns and not so well performed pirouettes at work. You push large rocks up steep hills, you listen as people transfer monkeys from their back to yours and walk away, you envision, you list, you write and rewrite, a dear friend resigns a position you thought was ideal and you realize that even in this economy, the trend is not only that people lose jobs but that people leave jobs because the job have become untenable. That is not the case where you work; nevertheless you put in long long hours and long long meetings and stay so awake, alert, visionary, on point, that by Friday night, you curl on the couch with your spouse and fall so deeply asleep that when you wake, you think you’re still at work and have fallen asleep at your desk and has anyone seen you, sleep wrinkled and tousled?
When you reach out to friends you find they are spinning the same delirious tale.
And so we learn to really vacation and lounge about when we take vacation time.
We learn to really sleep when it’s time to sleep.
We learn to love even more the preparation of simple meals and being at the table together.
We learn to look up and say thanks.
If a weed grows in a small crack in the driveway, it’s ok.
If two little bambis fit their heads inside the iron gate to eat the glorious morning glories from our garden, it’s ok. There are plenty of blooms to enjoy.
How lovely to resist schedules.