“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop”
Conventional farmers recognize that allowing a field to remain unplanted for a season prevents soil erosion, nutrient loss, and increases yields. Even in 43 BC, the year that Ovid, (aka Publius Ovidius Naso) was born, this practice of crop rotation was old news. It had already been practiced in the Middle East for around 6,000 years. Ovid wasn’t a farmer though, he was a poet, one who recognized that the wisdom of farmers applied to many more fields than agriculture (pun not intended). Don’t draw the wrong conclusion from this quote though, Ovid was a busy man. It’s from his works that we’ve been able to piece together much of what we know about classical mythology. If the man who wrote the 15-volume epic poem Metamorphoses can find time to relax, I think the rest of us shouldn’t feel bad about putting our feet up once in a while.
Time to relax
- “There are 364 new emails in the inbox, those new pants are covered in scalding coffee, and the next conference call starts in exactly five minutes. In other words, it’s the perfect time to relax.” – 40 Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes or Less
- “Bored with your usual digital stomping grounds?” – 50 websites to waste your time on
- “… there’s nothing tiny about Matthews’ incredible acoustic solos here.” – Sit Back, Relax And Treat Yourself With This Dave Matthews Tiny Desk Concert
- “Sitting all day in front of a screen, iterating over thinking, typing out code and debugging it, is tough. This alone will exhaust you sooner than later.” – How to Relax for Developers
Enjoy your weekend 🙂