Ever feel like hanging a sign on your door to buy yourself a little time off, a bit of quiet time, or maybe a good time? How about a Gone Viral sign?
Then again, if you go viral – or rather, something you write or post goes viral – you’re probably caught up in tracking its popularity and telling all your friends, which may be a good time, but isn’t exactly a day at the beach.
Speaking of the beach, how about “Gone Surfing” – or maybe simply “Gone on Vacation?”
These days, I would be happy with a Staycation, if it came with daily soaks in a deep tub with loads of bubbles.
Unfortunately, any “stay” for many of us this week is likely to involve cleaning and preparatory cooking, as we are on the brink of Round One of the holidays. Grateful though we may be if we have friends and loved ones with whom to share the day, that doesn’t mean we aren’t equally grateful when we can slip into a bath or curl up on the couch – for a wee bit of R & R.
Personally, I don’t fish.
Gone for the Day would do the trick, though it lacks a certain… je ne sais quoi.
Meanwhile, I can think of a few activities I might enjoy that would surely entice me to close my literal and virtual doors, to all but a very few.
For example, where’s the Gone to Paris option?
Might we add variations to include our preferences of arrondissement, type of accommodation and proximity to museums of our choice? May I specify a tree-lined boulevard to stroll with a lover, swathed in scarves and pink-cheeked in the cold, stopping for a quick… bite?
Then again, I’d happily take the Gone Gallery Hopping sign, and if not in Paris, Manhattan would suit me nicely.
Nor would I say no to Gone With the Wind as a means to seemingly disappear from virtual view, free to turn over the tablet, silence the cell and turn off the laptop.
Naturally, I would leave my mind in the upright position, but focused purely on appreciation of people and pleasures that happen to come my way, and a decidedly decadent dose of my favorite reading.
Does anyone else have a desire to “go fishing” this week – putting out the “closed for business” sign? Or have you already done so – and managed it, guilt-free?
Challenging though it is (for some of us… yes, moi…) I think I may place my typically Type A personality on semi-hold for a few days, and as fishing, surfing, Paris and gallery hopping are not on the menu (though turkey is), I will have to settle for…
No. Not for the good stuff (shoes, shoes, shoes). Groceries, for which I am always grateful. Especially when I can share a meal with the people in my life.
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