|China Garden, Zurich|
In the true spirit of Labor Day, I am working, albeit at a “relaxed” pace. In my stead, is a reflection in water. If I were not working, a one day holiday would be ideal time for self reflection, which is both a rich world indulgence and absolutely necessary.
There is usually so little time available in the set routine of the week, that you may find yourself subconsciously biding your time for a holiday, an extra day that isn’t long enough to plan an full fledged vacation, but short enough that you suddenly have time to take a breath and take look around. Take stock of where you are. Make changes.
I’ve been thinking about my own summer so far, and I can say without sarcasm that I’m pretty well satisfied with it. I’ve spent a lot of time outdoors, lost track of what’s happening on TV, and I’ve somehow managed that small miracle of forging new friendships, which I’ve heard is nearly impossible to do as an adult.
I hope when you take a look at where you are, you feel a sweet indulgent swell of pride.