Sunday, August 16, 2009

hurry for sale : 10 cents

I am [still] reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. I try to sneak a little bit of it in whenever I can. I just read this really fantastic part that I thought I'd share with you:

"... whenever the religion of time-saving pushes me to zip through a meal or a chore, rushing everybody out the door to the next point on a schedule. All that hurry can blur the truth that life is a zero-sum equation. Every minute I save will get used on something else, possibly no more sublime than staring at the newel post trying to remember what I just ran upstairs for. On the other hand, attending to the task in front of me - even a quotidian chore - might make it into a part of a good day, rather than just a rock in the road to someplace else."

I think I'll put my hurry up for sale. Any takers?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this! Beautiful.

Whitney I am sorry I didn't go to the Yart sale! I actually wanted to but saw family for most of that day. I hope sincerely that I can attend the next shindig--I hope there will be one before the weather turns cold. I'm sure there will be.

I'm gonna make some bigger pieces all of September (like 6-8" in diameter)...should be interesting. We shall see.

I send you HUGS and a happy day!