Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Art of Doing Nothing

We sat about this morning deciding what to do with our day.

"We could go skiing", said IG.
"What about Quad biking?" , I ventured.
"We could always do nothing", Matt responded.

We stood dumbfounded - what a profoundly brilliant idea!
So today was all about doing nothing.

You may think that this would be an easy thing to do once on holiday - but in the past we've always been sidetracked by those who feel we should always be doing something worthwhile.
Not today - Fuck no.
Those influences have been well and truly expunged. We asserted our manhood by doing absolutely nothing, and it was grand!

I wonder if what our modern (read sick) society needs, is simply more days of doing nothing. I think we could be on to something here. :)
If we could just get those who would have us do more, do less, we all might be better off.

Who am I fooling - they'd never let it happen.


Niamh said...

Evidently, you should assert your manhood more often

Mark J said...

Yeah Niamh - you're right, but there's always the risk of going too far, and no one wants that do they? :)

Di Mackey said...

I wish I'd been there, doing nothing.

Well, would it have been okay if I'd opened a bottle of red?

Assertions of manhood are a slippery slope though ...

(Do you know how difficult your bloody word verifications are????)

Mark J said...

Hmmm - I'm not sure you could handle the nothing. You say you'd be fine with it, but after a while I'd imagine you'd try something - I just know it! :)

Di Mackey said...

Me ...?
As if.