Bitch on the Blog

October 22, 2016

Effort

Filed under: Future,Pencil and Paper,Photography — bitchontheblog @ 18:38
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Thank you for your truly refreshing, and refreshingly honest, answers on the subject I last raised. Yes, affection and trust. The very foundations friendship is built on. From there we fly.

Today? Today I am contemplating the labour of love. Both Ramana and Shackman have had their (un)fair, true and hard share of it. Myself unencumbered, I think along seemingly ridiculous endeavours. Don’t laugh or do, say, archiving all (and ditching some) photos, in a coherent format. Say, condensing a lifetime’s cooking into notes useful to the Angel.

I am no Beethoven so my legacy will be largely with those who’ll remember me whilst still alive themselves. Before I drift off into my own la la land of thought on the futility of it all, let me say that I think there is no better labour than that borne out of love, be it for your children, humanity as a whole, indeed – dare I say it – yourself. In which spirit I’ll now go back to the washer woman’s ironing board. Give me a crease … I’ll try and smooth it.

You know something? If I were my own editor (and she is merciless) I’d scrap the whole of the above as so much sentimental indulgence. Still, one might argue, why not indulge some spur of the moment whim?

Any labour(s) of love, as yet to be accomplished, on your wishlist?

U

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5 Comments »

  1. I’m lazy about things I don’t want to do, but I do have a lot of labors of love. My daily blog is one of them, of course. And now Kaitlin and Torben want to build a greenhouse up on the land so Andy and I are doing a lot of the legwork for them. We’ve been talking with the architect and are going up this afternoon to measure off the most likely spot to put it. It’s a great family project before we shuffle off.

    Comment by Cheerful Monk — October 22, 2016 @ 18:57 | Reply

  2. Mine is to help the newly hired ones who are fresh out of school be successful and delay their transition into bitter cynics.

    Comment by Looney — October 23, 2016 @ 03:00 | Reply

  3. My children have been a great labour of love and though they are now young adults I still make as much positive input to their lives that I can. They are wonderful people and every effort has been worth it.

    I wish I had another labour of love to focus on, my daughter mostly runs the house and without work I am left with not much contribution to make either to my household or to society.

    I do serve the morning teas at playgroup every Wednesday and after church on Sundays. Like much of “womens work” it goes largely unnoticed but I think it is valuable in contributing to an atmosphere of caring

    Comment by Kylie — October 23, 2016 @ 09:15 | Reply

  4. None.

    Comment by rummuser — October 23, 2016 @ 11:26 | Reply

  5. the closest I come these days is my animals.

    Comment by Chuck McConvey — October 24, 2016 @ 21:58 | Reply


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