Human beings love their symbols. Creating symbols is how we deal with the abstract concepts that can’t always be explained in simple terms or words.
Leisure is one of those theoretical concepts that defy only one definition. For the weekly photo challenge, here are two symbols of leisure.
This first one of me shown after just falling off of my stand-up paddleboard, demonstrates the symbols of adventure and fun. Despite having a 60-minute paddle session on a less-than-glassy ocean, it was not perfect. I did not land my dismount! Regardless of my less than stellar finish, my huge grin should show the sheer fun and delight of a wonderful workout.
This next photo shows college students climbing a wall during a class session. Many of these young people have never climbed before. The staff of Peak Adventures Challenge Ropes course use their team-building skills in leadership to provide a safe environment for learning a new leisure skill. The feelings of risk, the adventure and subsequent fun and satisfaction felt after trying to climb a wall are unmatched anywhere.
These are the places that leisure takes us. What are your symbols of leisure?
Jy is wat jy dink - nie wat jy dink jy is nie. Dit help soms om hardop te lag vir wat jy dink of dink jy is.
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”Follow your heart while you’re alive. Put perfume on your head , clothe yourself with fine linen…make holiday and don’t tire of it” Harpist song 1400 BC
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