Have you ever given any thought to what the days of the week feel like? The seasons of the year have very distinct flavors. The crisp cool days of fall as the quality of the light changes and the days grow shorter. The smell of fireplace smoke permeating the air; it’s dark by 5:30 as we shrug into our flannel PJs in the winter. The smell of rain and fresh flowers as the daylight begins to linger in the spring. Salt, sand and sea define the summers; school’s out; an escape from stress and schedules.
Maybe days of the week can have similar flavors. My favorite day is Friday, the eve before the weekend. There is a sense of anticipation on Fridays, kind of like Christmas Eve is to Christmas Day. Friday night is typically date night for my husband and me. We try to keep that evening sacred, sans friends and family.
Thursday may be turning into the new Friday. A couple of Thursdays ago my husband and I left work around 3 to run errands on our bikes. The temperature was so accommodating- a 72 degree February day, dry and breezy. This was a non-holiday and we were playing a little hooky. The deliciousness of cheating a little feels liberating.
I would just as soon work on Sunday in order to be able to take off a half day on Friday. Sunday feels like, “ah, Monday is so close, I might as well go back to work now”. I think it’s a defense mechanism in order for Monday not to have such a bite.
Let’s talk about Monday. I can’t think of a single soul who would choose Monday as their favorite day of the week. Certainly not me. If I were to attribute anthropomorphic tendencies to Monday, I would think it might feel rather lonely and unloved. But, Monday has a few positive qualities as well. Our government has deemed Monday the day we celebrate long weekends. It’s typically attached to Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. Three day weekends are great for vacationing. Monday is a day to “get serious”, “ buckle down”, get that project done. So good productivity is a reason to respect this day of the week.
Those are a few of my thoughts..what is your most favorite and least favorite day?