Task, has no weight. But has heft. Has no mass, but has volume. Has no feelings, but feels so good done.
Rest? I’ll get some.
Joy? Not in its beginning, but in its finish. Completion tasks, wrapping up still – not a chapter of life, but certainly a full page …
Done? Sure, some mopping-up, people to thanks, paper to push, reckoning of the numbers.
Happiness? Strange package; sore back, fatigue, relief. Like tearing off itchy bandages – once initial euphoria subsides, underlying difficulty (sore back, fatigue) remains.
From stress and pressures on something – I know this, I’ve felt this before …
James M. Barrie’s words: “The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does”. No holistic view of happiness, his words feel right for brain and body today.
P.S.: to many friends and strangers – helpers all, last night’s big event was all things I’d hoped for [funny, I’d never listed ‘fatigue’ as one of the desired outcomes!]. Many thanks to everyone who helped me …
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk with Gusta: 12C/53F, clear – a good long stretch helped my back, or at least it feels better now; Gusta wagging every step of the way, enjoying a stiff breeze with her nose twitching …
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