Todaybor Day is Labor Day!
by William Jackson on 2004-09-06
How a holiday such as today is properly spent has long been the subject
of prolonged argument and friendly dinner conversation. I have my
opinions, and doubtless you have yours. Should I choose to sleep in or
to arise early? That is the question I should ask of myself.
It was really easy to answer that one. I woke up at 7:00 AM. I was
invited to play soccer down at Zilker Park with some of my friends. I
was kindly picked up at 8:30 and arrived at the park at 9:00. The play
was great, and the sun was shining brightly. I got exhausted rather
quickly; I havenʼt played soccer or engaged in any intense physical
activity for quite some time now, and I was not used to it. My body was
reminded how to sweat.
I also squeezed in a few minutes of good tree-climbing time.
As my friend drove me home at 11:30, rain began to fall. Hard. The rain
gave off that pleasant rain-smell that I love. The earth, the air, the
sky and everything smells so fresh and clean when the rain comes.