So essentially important that, as in the Seinfeld episode where Kramer went to work without actually having a job, some of us continue to simulate the work process years after our actual formal employment is officially in the past.
We go into “the office”, we put in a respectable day’s “work”, and then we call it a day, comforted that, fueled by our sense of responsibility, personal integrity and care, we have, once again, done the very best we know how.
For what else is assiduous blog-writing than imagining you still have a job?
With this in mind, every Labor Day, like all other job-holders and “job holders”…
We traditionally take the day off. (While still at least writing something.)
Contemplating, on this holiday from “work”, the innate satisfaction of a non-job conscientiously well done.
Happy Labor Day, everyone.
To those who work,
And those who pretend they still do.
Which feels, almost but not quite, like exactly the same thing.