Fall Break (In the Nick of Time)

The weekend introduces the start of the Fall Break, a two day mini-break whose conception, imposition, and imminence could not be more eagerly anticipated or needed. Like some charged particle zinging around in the nuclear universe, I am ready to de-energize, to shed some elements of my being, perhaps degenerating into an extended sleep state.

This is the Prodigal Student expressed as a mental state:

The Boiling Pot

I have been at a rolling boil for about 8 weeks.

This is the state to which I aspire:

lounging-at-sunrise_small.jpg

Is it possible?

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