Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Meanwhile, back in reality...

...our Hero realizes that his four-day weekend retreat from the workaday world is quickly drawing to an abrupt and painful end, necessitating a return to the "real world" oh-so-early tomorrow morning. Folding laundry, ironing a shirt and trousers, gathering together beeper, Palm Pilot, cell-phone, pen, stethoscope, and myriad accoutrements of his daily working life, not to mention packing a bag for an extra-early trip to the gym, our Hero prepares for the three-day onslaught of responsibility and task-driven hours, counting the days until that welcome two-day reprieve (the beloved Weekend--brought to you by the Labor movement) returns to once again embrace our Hero's face with Leisure's soft, languid hand. It will be only eight hours until that cursed alarm clock signals that the long weekend is over and work is nigh. Til then, the forgetful embrace of Sleep will lull our Hero into that timeless space of the dreamtime.

And so, dear Reader, tune in next time when our Hero ponders the meaning of that ages-old dream of arriving to work in one's pajamas.....
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