Relief from the tedium of ‘sameness’.
An excursion sustained
by expectation or hope.
An expedient means for
exchanging savings for debt.
Attempt to replace
routine with serendipity for awhile.
your excreta with the ‘rest of the world’.
Valiantly or through
coercion leaving security for paranoia.
A quest for shared,
memorable activities away from ‘home’.
perspectives and expectations yielding to reality.
While transporting our
essentials … acquiring what we don't need.
A means for the
self-indulgent to unabashedly embrace sloth and excess,
surfeiting on pleasures and acquisitions.
- Perhaps if the
highlight of one’s year is vacation one needs to ‘get a
- Perhaps travel
hype panders to our wishful thinking we would be happier
- Perhaps the peace
we find being in another place should tell us we need to
make changes at home.
- Perhaps for some
the obsession of ‘faraway’ destination is always replaced by
- Perhaps only when
worry and frustration disappear are we truly on vacation;
perhaps for many this is not possible.
- Perhaps nothing
has done more to break down barriers of ignorance and
intolerance than people traveling to foreign shores.
vicarious, passive experiencing of people and places can
stoke imagination and inquisitiveness which excite and
- Perhaps in the
past only adventurous natures set out to find ‘riches’ or
more agreeable climes; perhaps today even the meek venture
- Perhaps a break
in routine is essential for our well being; perhaps several
week long vacations a year refresh us and aid in being more
- Perhaps air
travel has engendered one of the great revolutions in the
20th century: making every place on earth accessible,
developing a global community with people seriously
considering the plight of others.
VACATIONING by EDWIN O’SHEA
©2007-2008 Edwin O'Shea
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