life as an urban parent, therapist/educator, and alternate life fantasizer
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
on my days off work and kids i know there are many productive things i could be engaged in. working and making money, for one. working on a creative or artistic project. doing some type of work for the common good. the world is in need of serious intervention, and i know it. however, i am finding that i slip into a domestic meditative state that i really enjoy. folding laundry, sweeping the floor, watering the garden, putting kids clothes away, paying bills, making tempeh and vegetables, baking oatmeal muffins. it is sunny and the windows are open and someone's smooth jazz sounds good coming through the back window. in an hour i will walk up potrero hill to get my kids, taking my time through the starr king open space. cleaning and feeding and keeping things going need to be done, but could be done much more efficiently. instead of feeling guilt over not making money or producing something of value i am trying to be ok with just having some time, all alone save for the dog and guinea pig, that is simply pleasurable and easy.