Wednesday, May 5, 2010


"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependant on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do"- Galileo

This quote puts everything in perspective for me- that no matter how busy we are- no matter what giant tasks we have on our lists, the smallest of our tasks is also important. And that even while focusing on the big ticket items we can spare some concentration for the daily minutiae. But most importantly to me it implies that you can do so lovingly- that a full busy life is no excuse to slog through the daily routine, frustrated that you have to stop what you're doing and, yet again, change a diaper.

It's no secret that savouring the small moments is key to enjoying your life, but for me this quote allowed me to see 'interruptions' as a chance to collect my breath, and relax, to step outside the big picture, if only for a moment- when I can remember to think of it, that is.

1 comment:

  1. I think you're right> must go now: morning.