Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Sometimes I wonder just what percentage of a day is spent on maintaining the status quo. Our bodies must be continually cared for, relationships must be nourished, bills must be paid, grass must be cut, groceries must be bought, bathrooms must be cleaned, and we must sleep for a third of our day to be able to function well enough to maintain our status quo. My mother used to say it was important “to keep up,” and I consider that good advice. I am glad there are days such as today, for me, that can be used as such. When I don’t keep up, at least to some extent, I feel out of sync, burdened. When I have completed my duties, I feel lighter and freer for a while or until the next day when another round of maintenance is due.