“Pleasure is a jewel which will only retain its luster when it is in a setting of work, and a vacant life is one of the worst of pains, though the islands of leisure that stud a crowded, well-occupied life may be among the things to which we look back with the greatest delight.” - William Edward Hartpole Lecky
As summer ends and schedules rev up for the fall and school, I think leisure is on all our minds. I have long felt the truth of Lecky's thought, but could never have expressed it so well. I was much more efficient when I was working than I am now that I spend all day at home. Although to be fair, back then I didn't have two little bosses following me around 24/7.