Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday

Over the weekend I read through a number of entries in a dream journal I used to keep, years ago, and encountered an abundance of threads related to, frequent mentions of, those I worked with at the time. Today, I continued to think about the importance of the many people I'm connected to, however peripherally, and made a little more of an effort than is natural for me. I took the time to check in with a couple of friends. At school, picking up the boys this afternoon, I exchanged pleasantries with those I ran into, when I could have as easily said hello and walked on by.

For whatever reason, I played the soundtrack to Notting Hill as I tidied up the house this afternoon, and as I worked I had the thought that domestic activities are part of married-with-kids romance. They’re part of the glue that holds family life together, not always enjoyable tasks, not altogether essential, but acts that make the home a better place to be.

I hope your week is off to a good start. xo

10 comments:

Tracy said...

I think it's those domestic activities that keep us sane. I love retreating to them whenever I can. I always feel centered. Shelling peas...now that's something I can't wait to do. The green and the light are lovely.

pve design said...

Have you ever visited "Shaker Town" in Kentucky. I think you would love it. I always try to make a visit there when I am home. It is calming to know that generations before found order in domesticities.
Truly, the routine provides structure and order.
Fantastic image and post.
pve

Diane said...

Thanks for sharing your wise thoughts.

Atsuko said...

I agree with you and Tracy. Ordinal house works, such as cleaning and organizing prov the house and the family provide sense of security and comfort. They can be daunting tasks, but I try to be creative to enjoy them. Domestic activities are very romantic and the key ingredients for the happy family life. By the way, what is a dream journal? I have never heard of it.

alice c said...

You remind me to accept the life that I have and look for the love that is there in abundance. Thank you for that.

chai ling said...

i love doing house chores but never know how to explain to peers my age because they would rather engage a helper. your post made me understand, finally 'make the home a better place to be'

thank you, lecia!

Emma said...

I love that movie!

I don't find housework much fun but it sure feels good when it's all finished, kind of like exercising ;)

Sammi said...

It's funny because my colleagues and bosses keep popping up in my dreams lately. The oddest one recently was where my boss and his daughter appeared and my boss' toe nails were blue- but not nail varnish like something weird from X Men. I have no idea what that was about.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thanks, friends.

Atsuko: The dream journal is a journal in which I recorded the portions of my dreams I could remember.

KPiep said...

Dream journals can be very
Powerful tools. Over the years mine have turned more and more from the every day details to the inner landscape ofmy dreams, and it never ceases to amaze me as to the insights I can find there.