Saturday, February 6, 2010

Least Complicated

clothes line
Originally uploaded by lydiafairy
It's cold outside today (-15C) and all I can think about is how much I miss my clothesline.

When you do laundry as often as I do, it is the often the pleasures you find hidden within a drudge-filled quotidian task that draw you towards it. The smell of onions cooking while in the throes of preparing dinner. The feeling that overcomes you when your child touches your face while you change his/her diaper for the third time in an hour. The feeling of euphoria that overcomes you in the middle of doing 100 push-ups (push-ups!) that makes you think you could easily do 300 more. The sound of your clothes make on the clothes line when they are flapping in the breeze. Without the promise of many of these, I couldn't embark on the simplest of task. Particularly in the middle of February when all I want to do is stay in my bed all day and read a book.

Make an effort today to find pleasure in a drudge-filled task.

1 comment:

  1. I shall, thank you. I try to do that!

    I am now missing my laundry line more than ever, I do love freshly dried laundry from the line. :)