02 October 2009

sunsetting


The jargon may have changed now, but a few years ago the concept of "sunsetting" was frequently discussed where I worked. It was about putting a stop to work that was no longer needed, work whose day was over.

I thought about this as I walked home on Wednesday. I had had a very good day - put the final touches to the report I had been working on, went to buy party food, and was served a lovely cup of tea - with teapot - by a colleague. We had cakes and fizzy wine, a very short goodbye speech and best wishes passed on. I was the last one out. I switched on the "out of office", closed the front door and walked to Marble Arch through the park. An early moon was just showing through the clouds as the daylight faded. Sunsetted.

Quite a good feeling after all.

4 comments:

Rattling On said...

The sun doesn't really set though does it? It just moves to shine somwehere else...

j said...

I'm happy you're happy.

And as long as you keep writing, I'll stay happy.

So sweet to make you tea, real teapot tea.

Liz said...

Sunsetted. I like that. And it's good to hear your last day went well.

kristina said...

Sounds like the perfect last day :) And I really like the idea that when the sun sets in one place, it's rising and shining somewhere new. K x