It’s Labor Day! This summer has flown by on gigantic dragon-sized wings. I read a great deal; wrote quite a bit; traveled to some of my favorite destinations in Europe; saw some extraordinary theater (including John Lithgow as King Lear); enjoyed some inspiring art exhibits, in New York, Berlin & Amsterdam; danced at outdoor Milongas and spent some time on my roof just being. I didn’t manage to finish the novel-in-progress, put together a collection of short stories, do a complete clean out of the closet or launch a new business venture.
Labor Day, for Monster followers outside the U.S., marks the psychological end of summer. (If not the actual/seasonal/astronomical end.) It’s especially true in this part of the country where kids go back to school immediately after Labor Day and businesses suddenly click into high gear. There’s an excitement in the air — even if it’s just as warm and summery as the day before Labor Day.
One big day off — for most if not all — makes it a little like New Year’s Day, in that it’s an obvious opportunity to assess the progress, or lack of progress, in the summer and to make big, ambitious plans for the fall.
What are my plans? See above… all the to-dos on the summer list that didn’t quite get done, plus a few more.