Tuesday, August 28, 2012

What I do

Having proved myself inept by Bern's standards of most any duty in the house or yard (I can't vacuum well, dusting--forget it, making beds--zero, mowing lawn--no way: all I do is cook (I can cook and we share it, wash my own clothes, take out the garbage and recycle stuff and clean the litter box.

Seems little enough, right? But I do the dirty work...garbage and kitty litter, that takes a real man!

Someone who worked with me years ago told me, "You do 'nothing' better than anyone I've ever known." I don't think she meant it as a compliment, but I took it that way. I am rather accomplished at 'doing nothing'. I have, perhaps, brought inactivity to the level of an art form. I am remarkably good at sitting and thinking...or, just sitting....

Bern may someday wonder if I am inept because I'm inept or if there is a bit of clever misdirection in it all. But, until then, I'm delighted to do almost nothing and sit and think...or just sit....

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some ponderings by an aging white man who is an Episcopal priest in Connecticut. Now retired but still working and still wondering what it all means...all of it.