Sip 50: How Could You Have Your Vacation and Keep It Too?
A vacation―a change in scenery and a disruption of routine―provides opportunities to awaken you to dimensions of life often lost in the crush of daily activity. Going places, especially, for the first time, offers moments that could touch your heart and soul.
What fun it is to bring back tastes of good times, and to extend the vacation at home.
One year, we held onto a visit to Hawaii with tastes of Kona coffee. Another year, we returned with maple candies, syrups, and cheddar cheeses from Vermont.
Visitors to the wine country often bring home bottles of wine, reminding them of what they enjoyed in tasting rooms.
While Kona coffee, maple candy, and cheese have limited shelf lives, many wines could last for years and thus serve as unique time capsules. Opening them provides opportunities to revisit delightful memories while you are creating new ones.
A glass of wine with family and friends is one of life’s little pleasures, a reminder to extend the joy and beauty of a vacation beyond summer and throughout the year.
REFLECTION QUESTIONS FOR SIPPIN’:
1. What positive effects does a vacation have on you, after your return?
2. What do souvenirs contribute to extending the magic of a vacation experience?
3. How does a day of wine tasting seem like vacation, and how did you recall it, some time later, when opening a bottle you had brought home?