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“Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.


Studs Terkel”

Holiday Hangover

The Tuesday hangover after the three-day weekend — No, I don’t mean the kind that comes from over imbibing in spirits, but the kind that you get at work after a three-day weekend when you realize the work hasn’t stopped, but piled up like a ready avalanche that keeps coming toward you no matter how fast you seem to go. It makes those “short” weeks seem even harder as you try to catch up so you can at least start the next week on an even keel.

Don’t get me wrong, I will still take those holiday weekends, whatever it is, whatever it takes, be it Memorial Day, Fourth of July/sometimes, Labor Day, Columbus Day, MLK Day and the like — sometimes even Christmas and New Year’s Day.  They punctuate my work life.  And I work where I work because I do get holidays and weekends off.  

Sometimes I wonder what will punctuate the year, the seasons, the months when I finally do retire, but I am sure I will create new accents to my mundane.

I can enjoy small rituals and create many celebrations.

We pay one way or another.  We pay for our little “freedoms.” 

Work Break - I don’t know the photographer or the location, but something about this image draws me in.  Very intriquing.

Work Break - I don’t know the photographer or the location, but something about this image draws me in.  Very intriquing.

 
MAKING HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES
Title: Haymaking with a horse-drawn bail-maker Date: Around 1910Location: Standon Farm Home, Staffordshire Creator: Unknown
Description:The Standon farm relied upon its powerful horses to plough and harvest the fields. They also kept a variety of other animals including pigs, cows and chickens.

 

MAKING HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES

Title: Haymaking with a horse-drawn bail-maker 
Date: Around 1910
Location: Standon Farm Home, Staffordshire 
Creator: Unknown

Description:
The Standon farm relied upon its powerful horses to plough and harvest the fields. They also kept a variety of other animals including pigs, cows and chickens.

A Comorant drying its wings, keeping company with the Fisherman in China.
I read somewhere - wish I had the article now - that the fishermen actually train these birds to fish for them.  They reward them with scraps at the cleaning.
Photographer Victoria Rogotneva

A Comorant drying its wings, keeping company with the Fisherman in China.

I read somewhere - wish I had the article now - that the fishermen actually train these birds to fish for them.  They reward them with scraps at the cleaning.

Photographer Victoria Rogotneva