Friday Frenzy

Why is it that I look forward to Friday so much? Well, it’s the “end” of the work week. It’s too bad that work is such that the “light at the end of the tunnel” is the end of work–or at least a break from it. But that’s what the weekends are for many, many people.

When I was a kid, watching George Jetson, the vision of the future was one where machines made our lives so much easier and simpler, and gave us a lot more time, leisure time. That has not proved to be the case. I think we work harder than ever. Yes, in a way, we have a lot more “things” to show for it, but the really important things have been there all along, and in many cases, are fast disappearing. I’m talking about the out doors. Nature. The sky. Lakes. Streams. I’m talking about the quiet areas where, in days past, a person could go to just be and not have to take along a zillion gadgets.

I guess, in some part, camping can still take a person back to that era, and god knows I have not done much camping in the last number of years. I guess that should be one of my resolutions….to get back to nature, however I can. Maybe then, in some little way, I can escape the work “rat race” and escape the “Friday frenzy” that seems to go with it!

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