Sunday, March 21, 2010
daily routine, just
at the start of this month, Karyn Eisler interviewed me about my daily work routine that includes multiple projects. the interview started with a 6-word-question: "How do you do it all?" and then moved - not to the various projects, but to my daily rhythm: "What does a typical day of yours look like? Would you be willing to crack open your daytimer and walk me through the structure?"
fast forward to this weekend. browsing blogs, i came across a blog post from Beth Adams, editor of qarttsiluni magazine. the post is a reflection of her blog, and of her daily routine, it includes this passage that made me go back and read it again:
"Our upstairs neighbor, noticing our new routine and late hours, admonished me recently: "Don't work too hard!" I laughed and he said, "Yes, I know you love it." "A lot of it doesn't feel like work," I said. "This is just what I do."
reading this line made me think of another quote about daily routine, one that opens the window to the larger frame of life:
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” - Annie Dillard
and here, the connected links:
- the daily reflection of Beth: The Cassandra Pages - Seven
- my interview with Karyn: Living ?s for Dorothee Lang
- some passages from Annie Dillard's work: Earth Light Library. .... and so interesting. in this page, a quote from Annie Dillard, about what she does: "When asked for biographical information that would reflect her ideas about nature and spirituality, she said she has not made such a statement, commenting "I just write books."
there it is again: just.