Many professional men, such as doctors, lawyers, clerks, and salesmen, have well-equipped workshops. They have come to realize that creative activity and construction afford a valuable emotional outlet for business troubles with complete relaxation. They bring to leisure time a profitable and restful avocation and recreation.
What a contrast to the condition of affairs which prevailed throughout the preceding reign, when rest and pleasure came as a relaxation from, but still were regarded as an interruption of, work. Under the indolent sway of Philip of Orleans, and later of the rightful sovereign himself, work seemed to be regarded in the light of an interruption of the pursuit of pleasure as a necessary evil and all who could shirk it, by any means whatsoever, did shirk it most effectually. The Louis-Quinze chair, for instance, with its silent eloquence, tells a story different from that told by its comparatively severe predecessor. It does not grudgingly proffer its services for temporary repose with the suggestion that we shall rise from it with renewed energy for further labours, but tempts us by its sinuous and subtle allurements so hard to be resisted. Come, it seems to say, come, my inviting arms and downy softness await you. Why think of work when I am here Come, and forget all in my embrace. Take...
The arbor, planter, and serving trolley presented in this chapter complement the furniture designs featured in previous chapters. The arbor creates a base for climbing plants and a decorative focal point for outdoor recreation or relaxation. Planters can be used to establish flowers or other plantings in any part of a garden. And with its capacity to transport both victuals and kitchen items like plates, dishes, and cutlery, the serving trolley is a welcome convenience for backyard entertaining.
With all this, Louis the Fourteenth was far from contemptuous of the lighter pleasures of life he indulged in them freely, particularly at the commencement of his reign, and let nothing stand in the way of the satisfaction of his desires in that direction. In the palace at Versailles he was, to all intents and purposes, a deity but in his leisure moments, even Le Grand Monarque deigned to be a man, and, as a relief from the overwhelming splendour of the court, he caused the Trianon to be erected to serve as a place wherein he could take his ease and breathe more freely. But, withal, he simply indulged in his pleasures by way of relaxation from sterner duties, and did not permit them to interfere too seriously with the attainment of the great object he had in view the aggrandisement of France, and of himself at the same time it would be difficult to say which came first in his estimation. His ministers and courtiers had they known them might well have uttered the Gilbertian words
Relaxation Audio Sounds Babbling Brook
This is an audio all about guiding you to relaxation. This is a Relaxation Audio Sounds with sounds from the Babbling Brooks.