i just have a few seconds. i have visitors coming for coffee and you can’t see my living room floor through the laundry. but i had a profound thought…i think. it was born while folding underwear…
so normally i view chores (laundry, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping) as something to get done as quickly as possible in order to live out my “real” life. by real i mean life that has sustenance and meaning. HOWEVER, lately, my “real” life begins at 9 pm. around this time, when i am done with all the tasks that need to be crossed of the list for that day, when i am finally able to engage in significant, life-giving activity, i am curiously tired.
and then i had this thought: what if folding this underwear, right now – right here – at 11 am, becomes my “real” life. what if i don’t rush through these things as fast as i can so that the fun can begin? what if i turn on some good ole rich mullins, notice the sun coming through my windows, drink my coffee (coffee is only reserved for special moments you know) and recognize the ground-laying, life work that is before me. and then actually savor the moment of true work and completion (when the underwear is folded, of course) and then maybe at 9 pm, when the last sock has found its mate and the dishwasher is running for the night, i can plop on the couch and feel the satisfaction of a day filled with meaning and real living. a day not lost on even the smallest routine. profundity – depth of intellect, feeling, or meaning.
now that my visitors are in real danger of sipping coffee next to our undies, i must stop. LOVE YOU Bye!