Ode to a Spoon

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“Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.”

Zen Proverb

My life is full of simple tasks that bring me joy. I make art. I keep house.

Thread needles
Start washer
Wipe tables
Read stories
Brew coffee
Pour soymilk
Scrub toilets
Cook dinner
Nag children
Plan artwork
Sew dresses
Stir batter
Take asprin
Charge cellphone
Make clutter
Lose scissors
Play Tetris
Pet dogs

That’s my version of Zen. I’m not really calm or enlightened, but I enjoy my small tasks and appreciate what I have.