a quote from my favorite author

“The most solid advice, though, for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell, and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

-William Saroyan, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Life as Usual

 I have always thought that these are things that aren’t so fun to do, but are really rewarding to have done:

Grocery shopping
Cooking dinner
Folding laundry
Entering grades

However, lately, I have been enjoying the escape into the predictable comfort of these routines.  There is something to be said for the precious opportunity to continue life as usual. 


  1. It seems to bring a contentment to reflect on the mundane, & after seeing the fractured life of those in Japan, maybe we can just be grateful for grocery shopping, etc. You said it very comfortably.

  2. I like the way your captured the ordinary into something that is extraordinary. I sliced about laundry and someone mentioned to be thankful for the people we have to do the laundry for. It changed my thinking. Thanks for your post. :)MaryHelen