I am exhausted from a week of luxury on an Alaskan cruise. The cruise reminded me that it is easy to get too much of a good thing, to go from satisfaction to satiation to surfeit. I am proud of myself for not taking seconds when I faced an abundance of tasty food. But I wore myself out with a surfeit of experiences. The concerts and shows on the ship, as well as the tours and sights at each stop, were all enjoyable and even enriching. But now that I am home again, packing and making last-minute arrangements for a more important journey, I wish I had more energy.
This week’s Torah portion, Eikev, also considers the concepts of satisfaction and surfeit. So I brushed up my 2017 post, Eikev: No Satisfaction. Click on the link to read it.