Thursday, March 5, 2009

Daily chores

The only way that I can do a chore
Is not to contemplate: What is this for?

Rewards of daily chores lie in themselves:
A mindfulness like that of polar elves.

Within each chore there lies serene escape
From daily woes whose worries now lose shape.

for Totally Optional Prompts: Chores (rfps)

and inspired by the book Sweeping Changes: Discovering the Joy of Zen in Everyday Tasks, by Gary Thorp