In memory of “The Vacation” – May it Rest In Peace…
In Loving Memory of our dearly beloved, “The Old Fashioned Holiday”, or more casually and affectionately known by friends and family as simply, “The Vacation”.
Today is a sad day; for today we mark the passing of our dear friend, “The Vacation”.
The Vacation unfortunately passed away far too quickly, and far too quietly, with too little a fight, from the dreaded Emailinteruptus-smartphoneitus, that scourge that is becoming an epidemic in our modern society. Health care providers see no cure in the future for this terrible ailment that took our dear friend, The Vacation. The Vacation was no match for this wily and cunning plague that is spreading silently and yet rampantly across modern society.
The Vacation started its life off as a means spiritual growth and Sabbath rest some two centuries ago, and grew into what it was just days ago, an opportunity to get away for a period of time to rest, reflect, relax, and perhaps travel. A time to forget the day to day; to forget work, and to enjoy time alone or with family. The Vacation grew to be a favourite within all circles; a true “best friend” to all.
As noted scholar, Dr. V.A Funculo-Work, of the “University of Just Take a Break” and Dean of the “Faculty of The World Will Still Turn Without You” says; “There should be nothing that is that important, that we should destroy our fond memories of what The Vacation was. Let’s let The Vacation survive and thrive within us by doing what The Vacation wanted us to do – relax, enjoy, rest and spend time with ourselves, family and friends. Drinking, eating, laughing, reading, sleeping, and enjoying our time off, and making sure that we too do not succumb to the awful Emailinteruptus-smartphoneitus. Let’s make sure we are not the last generation that actually remembers and admires what The Vacation was all about and what it tried so hard to give up to it’s final days”
The Vacation is survived by, “The Happy Employer”, “The Stress Leave”, “The Heart Attack”, “The Stroke”, “The Unhappy Family”, “The Unrested”, “The Tired”, and many others – too many to mention.
In lieu of flowers or donations, the deceased had asked that we all take time to reflect, remember, and to understand that the Emailinteruptus-smartphoneitus outbreak does not have to be the death of us all. We don’t need to die, as it died. Take some time off. Shut off the wifi, the 3g, and all other noises. Go for a walk, sit with a friend, read a book; do what makes you feel best. Nothing should be that important that it can’t wait until you are finished “Your Vacation”, and if it is, you may want to reconsider other things in your world. 😉
In closing, let is quote and reflect upon what the great philosopher, Trooper, once said, “We are here for a good time, not a long time, so have a good time, as the sun can’t shine everyday”. Amen.