Life’s layers

I don’t often read newspapers during the week.  I find the tripe that is served up within their covers, does very little for me.  Weekend newspapers on the other hand, are a different matter altogether.  A good weekend’er has many journeys and layers.  It is a mixture of both subtle and in your face messages. 

The way that I read the weekend newspaper is to peel it like an onion and make it last all weekend.  The current news, sports, and world events are to be read with a good coffee at a cafe of your choice after visiting the newsagent.  Saturday afternoon is best spent consuming the review section, learning about the ‘artsy’ world of poetry, movies, books, plays, and music.  Saturday evening usually involves a skim of the big fat layers of employment and real estate.

On Sunday morning, coffee and toast combined with the travel and motoring sections open my eyes to some of life’s treats.  Then, after church and the family lunch, my weekend is buttressed by a good read of the magazine and editorial opinion sections.

Reading the weekend paper is like living a good life.  As with life, the weekend paper should take time to consume and not rushed.  We should explore all of its layers and visit as many nooks and crannies as possible.  Like life, a good weekend read allows us to experience the wide array of experiences that we get from life’s itself – the highs and lows, the joys and sorrows, the slow, the fast, good and bad, new and old, places that are close and others that are remote, and modern and old.

Having a whole life in a weekend allows us to be reborn and revitalized for the new week.


~ by D on November 4, 2007.

One Response to “Life’s layers”

  1. You are right about newpapers. I find a lot of their news riddled with personal bias.
    What we need is some open forum of reporting news and rating the content based on neutrality and fact.
    Some sorta global news wiki.. hmmmmmm

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