Editorial: Autumn’s tough to beat

Editorial comment on the passing of summer, and the fact that plenty of great times are ahead

An op/ed submission was e-mailed here over the past week and it made a lot of good points about quickly getting past the mourning period for another great summer.

The submission was titled Why not just dry your eyes and embrace the end of summer? It was written by Laura Jones of the Canadia Federation of Independent Business and appeared in last week’s West Kootenay Advertiser.

The piece hit a lot of the right chords, and what follows here, are a couple more.

First of all were the points in Jones’ article concerning the well-proven value of a good vacation, for the worker and their employer. Right on! There’s nothing like getting away from the scene of the income on a regular basis, even in there’s some extra work loaded in on both ends. A hardworking and conscientious member of this outfit, for example, took a little time for R&R lately and has never looked better as a result.

But for some of us the key factor in seeing Labour Day come and go is the resumption of so many activities that shut down for summer – clubs, associations, athletics, committees… and the return of our friends and acquaintances who we don’t see much of when these activities aren’t going on.

Granted, there’s a sliver of self interest at work here given the fact that it’s better in the media field to be run off one’s feet than to pound the streets looking for stuff going on that, so often, in summer, at least… isn’t.

It’s back now to the accepted timetables that work so well for three quarters of the year… and pretty soon… a break from the heat.

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