" It is no surprise that, in our culture, leisure is wrongly defined as merely a break from work. But leisure is really much more. Its essential characteristic is a profound sense of connectedness, often manifested in a grateful heart, a sense of family, or a spirit of friendship. “Doing leisure” is how we ordinarily learn to open ourselves to reality, to school ourselves in receptiveness to life, yes, and even to love. In leisure we focus not on utility but on being. We nourish our sense of wonder, enter into relationships, and so become whole. "