Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
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Escaping for a three day weekend

This Memorial Day we have modest plans, staying in town, and spending time with friends. But the idea of a weekend break got me thinking about finding peace with oneself and heroes to remember.

To begin my three day weekend, I submit for your possible participation a simple three question poll. As always, I'm grateful for responses, from which I learn more about my friends. I see that I've managed to make a typo in my poll, which should read "a bit less stress about material things". But otherwise, it's more or less ready to take.

Poll #137720 Escape, Improve and Remember

If you could choose a brief escape, what would it be?

A quiet hike in a deep, cool forest, with aromatic trees
13(38.2%)
a brisk browse through inexpensive ramshackle antique and book shops in a safe neighborhood that has seen better days
12(35.3%)
A peaceful afternoon on a screened back porch, under a ceiling fan, with a wonderful novel I've never read
4(11.8%)
A sci fi double feature with double popcorn at the dollar theater
2(5.9%)
A brisk swim in warm Gulf seawater
3(8.8%)

What changes would most reduce your stress?

A more satisfying job/career
4(11.8%)
A more pleasant home environment
3(8.8%)
A better sense of peace with myself
8(23.5%)
A bit more less stress about material things
7(20.6%)
A better sense of what it all means
2(5.9%)

During Memorial Day, folks remember those who served our country. But not all who serve are soldiers. What heroes would you remember on Memorial Day? They can be living or dead, known or unknown, but please do elaborate.



I hope everyone has a fine weekend.
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