My Ramblings

How we spend our days…

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. ” Annie Dillard

I was washing dishes,

this morning,

the first of probably, six times , today,

and I,

was reminded of this quote.

I have never read,

The Writing Life by Annie Dillard,

in fact I have struggled with all,

of Dillard’s writing.

It’s good, damn good,

it’s also dense and challenging,

and sometimes,

dense and challenging,

are a little too much,

for my mood, my schedule.

And then I read that quote,

and I think…

will I have spent my time,

doing dishes,?

or scrolling on Facebook?

will I have spent my time,

standing in line?

waiting to get out of

and lately, into,


Thinking of,

rather than,


Will I have spent more time,

dreaming about,

being with,

that special someone,

rather than,

being with her?

Will I have spent,

too much time,


will I have given up,

too soon?

Asking myself,

and others,


is a big part of my life,

no one would ever,

accuse me,

of living,

an unexamined life.

But, still I wonder..

am I spending my life washing dishes?

Food for thought.

Have a great one you all

Later girls,


“There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by.”Annie Dillard

2 replies on “How we spend our days…”

it is not so much the “what” we do (i have come to understand rather late in life,) rather it is the “how.” and often it is the smallest details of how we do what we do that will resonate across time and distance. the way a glove is hung on a door handle, the way a shoelace is tied, the way a dish is washed.

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