The New Week
The new month of new weeks.
The New Week
Is Monday really different than Tuesday?
You bet it is!
It means the kids go back to school.
The workers transition back to jobs.
The storm track at home cries "Cleanup!"
Tuesday, with any luck, finds order restored,
students and workers reconnected, and
the "unconnected" still in need of connections.
The unconnected are our homeless,
the lonely, the physically and mentally ill,
and a few others, some who deal with selfish struggles,
and others who take on the disasters of quakes, fires, and floods.
By Wednesday, the so-called "middle of the week,"
routines have set in, and it is the most "normal" day
of each unique week.
Thursday will have its own share of hazards and challenges,
but no more than any other weekday.
With a share of luck, individuals and social systems
have reached out to those in need with shelter,
food, care, friendship, and service.
Friday is a "Reward Day" when workers
look forward to pay, business owners look forward
to weekend sales, and families reunite
at the end of the day with positive expectations,
if anything Fridays are what Mondays were not.
Saturdays can have their own unique challenges.
but they are rewards of time to do the "unroutine."
Sundays have long been intended as days
of contemplation and rest.
The Sunday newspapers are the fattest.
The mornings' sleep can be extended.
The afternoons are more likely to include a nap.
The evenings are the last respite
before tthe challenges
of "The New Week."
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