You so matter in this world, every ounce of you must know it.
No sloth can justify hanging like a sheet on the line in the wind because that cloth serves a great purpose. How many more things can we think of that can match the luxury of sleeping on a bed with clean sheets? Surely the launderers have a place in heaven. The chief cook and bottle washer takes the prize for generating the delicacies that all of us hunger to consume. Everybody is needed to perform the mundane tasks to the more exquisite placement of the just part in its perfect place like in a car assembly line, and once that is understood, love appears.
There is movement in being needed and we swirl and twirl to do that which we enjoy so it is often said that to find doing something you love means never having to go to work. Ouch! Work ought not be such an uncomfortable word. In fact, it is the very thing that brings us discovery. I think it produces love, no kidding. Responsibilities fulfilled are huge acts of love.
LET ME SHARE A CLIP I ENJOY WHILE PEELING POTATOES:
” I don’t like work… but I like what is in work–the chance to find yourself. Your own reality–for yourself, not for others–which no other man can ever know.” __Joseph Conrad
Oh, it is true. In that process of doing, we find ourselves for who we are and the secret is ours to keep… or not. The nugget of wisdom here is that no sloth has yet emerged from slumber to discover a greater reality, a more fulfilling state of being.
We have been bombarded by a storm that flung the cones off the pine trees as if a giant sized jar of marbles were spilled on the grass everywhere… The exercise of picking them up one by one is good for the mind, body, and soul, not to mention the curb appeal or the life of the lawn mower.
I think of the pleasures received and given because they all fill a need as well… Kind acts of love do cascade…
God bless you one and all…
PS: I am so grateful to Stela Galben for including the ducks on her visit to Belgrad last autumn… I needed just that to complete the blog of the letter N and to be needed…