The Virtue of Mirth…as explained by old theologians!
Augustine says: "I pray thee, spare thyself at times: for it becomes a wise [person] sometimes to relax the high pressure of [one’s] attention to work." Now this relaxation of the mind from work consists in playful words or deeds. Therefore it becomes a wise and virtuous [person] to have recourse to such things at times. Moreover the Philosopher assigns to games the virtue of eutrapelia, which we may call "pleasantness."
Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, II-II, 168, ii.
Musicals, conservatories, and museums, oh my!
You are 45 minutes from the Lake Michigan dunes (and zero minutes from other skiing, sledding, and swimming opportunities). Visit them.
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