The weekend looms and, with it, the pleasure of time to do things which have been put off for a whole week. I don’t mean the typical household things like laundry and cleaning up, they happen no matter what! The weekend is a time when I can leave college behind me, mostly, and just relax. I can sit down with a book and concentrate on it, knowing that there is nothing which will draw my attention away from the page, nothing which will distract me. At least, for a certain period of time.
The weekend also brings quality time with my Love, time which we don’t always have during the working week. One or other of us always has something to do with work or college which has to be done, and precious little time or energy left over. Not that we are lacking anything in our relationship; I daresay it is much the same for all couples where one works, or both work, and a lot of time is spent away from one another.
I’m going to dedicate a few worthwhile hours to Manfred Geier‘s new work AufklÃƒÂ¤rung: Das EuropÃƒÂ¤ische Projekt which, beginning with John Locke, takes the reader on a journey through the early years of the Enlightenment and on into modern times.
I decided, after plunging into the work for a very short read, that it deserves a good few hours. Not that you can’t delve in here and there and pick out the best bits, or jump from one page to the next and take breaks in-between, I’m sure that it is just as good for short-span readers as any other book. More because I want, firstly, to enjoy the work and, secondly, to follow his train of thought, the events he portrays and comments upon, without disturbance. Being able to dedicate yourself to a good piece of writing – and this is certainly one such example – is one of the pleasures of life.
Love & Kisses, Viki.