sabbatical-mug-300x260I have understood the term to mean a break from one’s usual activities. Often people take sabbaticals to do something else other than what they normally do.

If that is the definition keeping in mind which I have to write this post, I am afraid that I have to disappoint my readers. I have never had a sabbatical in my life nor do I see any possibility of taking one ever in the future.

If however the definition is to mean that one takes a rest from what one normally does, I have been on a sabbatical for the past fifteen years. This would mean of course that normal activity would imply working at something to make a living. Since I have not that for such a long time, I can safely say that I am on a permanent sabbatical.

How fortunate!

On the other hand, we have in India a national leader who is currently on a sabbatical leading to much speculation and merriment in the country. I somehow do not think that he is fortunate.

This topic was suggested by The Old Fossil who oddly enough has been on a sabbatical from LBC posts, for the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where currently eight of us write on the same topic every Friday.  I hope that you enjoyed my contribution to that effort.  The seven other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order,  AshokgaelikaaLin, Maxi, PadmumShackman and The Old Fossil. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, or not at all this week, do give some allowance for that too!

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