Today, the old idea of holiday as ‘holy day’ survives only among the religious. In taking a ‘retreat’, spiritual people desire detachment from the world. In so doing, they reinvigorate the body by purifying the soul…They ‘retreat’ from the grind of existence, so as to wade in the soothing waters of a less wearisome world. ~Mark DooleySource: Moral Matters, 15.6.2011