I take the following excerpt from Heron Dance and Rod MacIver:
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I want to go soon and live away by the pond, where I shall hear only the wind whispering among the reeds. It will be success if I shall have left myself behind. But my friends ask what I will do when I get there. Will it not be employment enough to watch the progress of the seasons?
— from Thoreau and the Art of Life, Henry David Thoreau Journal entry, 1841
Dear Heron Dancers,
My friend Monika showed me an article over the weekend about the importance of vacations. It takes three days to slow down and the real benefits of a vacation don't accrue until after the first seven days. You need at least two weeks for a real vacation. The article suggested that companies that offer two weeks off a year are more profitable and stable than companies that offer one week off, and the real benefits are enjoyed by the employers that provide three weeks vacation in one stretch. The financier J.P. Morgan said that he could get a year’s work done in nine months but not in twelve.
...... Rod Mac Iver