A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.
Thank you, Robert Orben! You described vacation perfectly! This time tomorrow, I will be packing the Highlander with my family’s entire luggage, tanning oil, umbrellas, groceries, and any other beach necessities as we embark on yet another journey to the Outer Banks, NC. Last summer my aunts, uncles, and cousins joined us to Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. Although the lake was beautiful, we missed our traditional vacation down in North Carolina. Now, we are back on track and ready for the luxury of doing nothing all day long. Elizabeth Gilbert wrote in her memoir, Eat Pray Love, “The sweetness of doing nothing.” Dolce far niente! I will take a nice, big slice of the nothing cake, please and thank you.
For those of you spending the next week on vacation (wherever it is that you find tranquility), I hope you enjoy a week of doing nothing. Readers that will not be vacationing this week, the summer is not over yet! I hope you find time for yourself and for a little “nothing.” Arrivederci, readers!