Sunday, September 6, 2015

Happy Labor Day.

New Yorker cover, 1967 - Arthur Getz

"Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying."

Studs Terkel, Pulitzer Prize winning oral historian, author and essayist.

6 comments:

  1. Even though I am very very grateful to have the job that I have and I love my work most of the time, I still look forward to the weekends. A lot. That bothers me, but I haven't been able to change that mind set.

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    1. Well, no matter how great the job, one does get tired or frustrated or needing a weekly break. Right? I don't think there's anything wrong with that mind set. Hope you're having a great day, Tracy.

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  2. Dear Yvette,

    I like that Studs Terkel quote, perfect for the day. And I think it all boils down to whether or not one is living in the moment. I hope you're enjoying the holiday.

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    1. Thanks, Mark. '...living in the moment.' Yes. SO important. Trying my best. Hope you are too. :)
      Studs Terkel usually had something interesting to say.

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  3. Excellent quote, and a needed reminder for the wage slaves of our nations. We can have our self-respect if it is not forthcoming from other sources.

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    1. Agree, Pat. Self-respect is no little thing.

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