High Coo – September 5 – Happy Labor Day


Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States.” See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Day

Today’s haiku: Happy Labor Day

Sometimes short and sweet

sometimes much more challenging:

our labors of love

For a beautiful perspective on work, play and love please check out Sister Mary Lou Kownacki’s blog: Old Monk’s Journal https://www.monasteriesoftheheart.org/old-monks-journal/journal-entry-256 which contains this quote from Brother David Steindl-Rast:

“too easily we are inclined to imagine that God created this world for a purpose. We are so caught up in purpose that we would feel more comfortable if God shared our preoccupation with work. But God plays.”


9 thoughts on “High Coo – September 5 – Happy Labor Day

  1. Dr B

    May 1st for us here in the U.K. I find myself conflicted over this day because our day seems less to do with recognising and celebrating the toils of our ancestors pre and post the industrial revolution, and more about the politics of socialism and nationalising many industries. However as I may have mentioned before, my ancestors certainly toiled in mines, ironworks, building canals, bridges and railroads. They made our country what it became and deserve far more recognition than “certain other things” that get “celebrated” today. I’ll shut up!

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      1. Dr B

        Thanks Patrick. I’m quite excited today …… in our small village we have three pubs, not much use to me now as a coeliac I can’t drink their beers. Pub wine doesn’t hit the spot! But …… on driving out of the village this morning I saw a sign over a coffee bar which had closed down saying “New Wave Seafood Brasserie & Wine Bar!” My wife is getting anxious 😂😂

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