It’s (broke)Back-Breaking Work (Part 2)
Posted by jos76 on February 9, 2008
There are times when you just need to get away, to try something new, to experience something that is out of the ordinary. Dac is a musician and I’m always amazed at how he can throw himself into a new musical instrument or style of playing. For him, music is his way of getting away, trying something new, and experiencing something out of the ordinary.
Dac plays viola, cello, and violin. He is now trying out the guitar and the ukulele (you know, for a change). His music is what makes him happy and it gives him something to look forward to. I know that when he is on the train coming home from work he is day-dreaming about learning a new chord.
Dac’s father and his two brothers (Dac’s, not dad’s) take their yearly trip to North Dakota as their way of getting away, trying something new, and experiencing something different. We all joke with them about their trip and being real “cowboys” (I was scolded for referring to them as farmhands in the earlier post), but I think that having an opportunity to retreat from your everyday life once in a while is necessary and commendable.
For some people it might be getting caught up in a good book, for others it might be a sport, and for some people it might involve the inoculation of cattle in several feet of manure ….the point is, taking a retreat from time to time gives us an opportunity to rejuvenate our mind, spirit, and body. My retreat is writing these posts and I am lucky enough to have people in my life that are interesting and give me something to write about.
Yippie Yi Yo Kayee…or whatever it is that cowboys say these days.