When’s the last time you had a snack? I don’t mean chowing down on some almonds while staring at a blinding computer screen catching up on urgent emails. I mean non-United States style where a snack comes during a break – a real physical and mental break from all things consuming. Need a moment to recollect? Don’t worry, I’ll wait. Never? Yeah, me too until we chose to do something a bit out of the ordinary. While attempting to see everything Rome had to offer under a blistering and unrelenting sun, we recognized that our brisk walk had become more of a traipse. Though not famished, it was at that moment of clarity we decided to nestle on an outdoor patio and enjoy a snack. Now I know it’s not the same as taking a real break during the work day, but it’s interesting how some of one’s hectic lifestyle can creep into vacation. For the first time ever, we sat at a restaurant for a lengthy period of time, savored a bottle of wine – Chianti, of course – and some fresh bread dipped in olive oil and took a break.
When do you plan on taking a real mid-day break this year?