Thursday, 25 April 2013

Vacation vs. holiday

The A-Z reaches V! 


Holiday- a day set aside by law or statute as exempt from regular business activities to commemorate a date or festival.
A Holy Day: a part of a nation's history.
Vacation- a scheduled period of time during which regular business ceases.
Vacate: relinquish, empty, withdraw.
Please mull over that in your own time: which you would prefer, whether it matters... 
Right now, my perfect time would be spent with an espresso machine, a library, a laptop, a blank sketchpad, a sunny beach.
What I have is a stovetop espresso pot, a small bookcase, the internet, a laptop (slightly cranky) some clear sketchbook pages and a damp garden.
This is not a complaint, for it's not too far removed from the ideal. This damp garden has primroses, chairs clustered around the bonfire ash, a rogue chicken and eight budding currant bushes.
My answer to the question is: forget semantics, let your lexicons fall: if the sun shines, close your eyes, bask. 



3 comments:

  1. Oh, babe! I'd already fallen in love with this post as I'm listening to Billy Joel's 'Vienna.'

    'Slow down, you crazy child,
    take the phone off the hook
    and disappear for a while ...'

    Loving with everything in me the word vacate and then I reach your beautiful, perfect image when I scroll down a little more.

    Love.

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  2. Hooray! Suze sent me an order to skeedaddle on over here to discover the meeting ground of our collective posts today but little did she know that I was already planning to visit (I save the good stuff)! Ha!

    How much I agree. Don't fiddle the details, enjoy where you can...
    -Heather.
    PS. Love that last photo. :) Essence of Travel Bliss.

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  3. Thank you- that photo sums up exactly what I'm in need of right now! x

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