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Julian of Norwich
Monday, 4 February 2013
House Work's Hidden Treasure
Photograph:- Wolfgang Lonien
Gathering the washing in off the line today
I noticed a couple of the bathroom towels were fraying out on the edges.
They were as good, thick, and fluffy as ever apart from this,
so I threaded up the sewing machine and began re-hemming them.
To my surprise hubby asked me why I was bothering;
after all new towels wouldn't break the bank,
and don't I have enough to do?
Now I count myself blessed to have time to do these little jobs
while so many of my sister home makers are
struggling to hold down jobs,
care for family and home;
constantly struggling to keep too many balls in the air.
I think of them every day as I go around my own home,
while the routine of my housework
allows me time to think,
to pray, to ponder.
As one friend once said to me,
"If ever I want time to myself I head to the kitchen and do the washing up.
I can guarantee nobody will join me until I've just about finished!"
I guess that goes for most of the chores as well.
Hubby's words made me wonder though,
am I a dinosaur to be mending towels?
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