Always on vacation

On vacation, we are different people.

We draw up an itinerary, plunge into activity, tuck into local cuisine and immerse ourselves in beauty that is both natural and man-made. Above all, we are thoroughly engaged in whatever we’re doing, even if it is lying on a beach with our eyes closed.

This excitement with which we greet every experience ends when our vacation ends. We return to our hometowns and slide back into our dreary routine, longing for another vacation. At the same time, we marvel at how fascinated those tourists are at a statue that we have never stopped to observe on our way to work.

We realize well that a vacation is short and we need to make the most of it. What most of us fail to realize is the shortness of the rest of our lives. If we did, we would live every single day as though we were on vacation.

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