Thought I'd share a "moment" I had the other day. I left work in the middle of the day to drive to the farm and meet the delivery guys. I got there about 30 minutes before their scheduled arrival.
I already had the "path" into the rooms clear so they could get stuff in, and so there was not much to do until they got there. I looked around and noticed the floor of the foyer was kind of dirty, you know, dirt tracked in, the 3 or 4 dead bugs that somehow find their way into the house even when it's all closed up, a few leaves that blew in, etc. So I grabbed the broom from the mudroom, opened the front door, propped the screen door open with a stick I found outside and started to sweep stuff out onto the porch. That turned into sweeping the whole porch itself.
There I was, dressed in my work clothes, slacks, long sleeve shirt, and dress shoes, sweeping the porch and it couldn't have been more relaxing. I quickly found myself in another world, not thinking about work, not worrying about anything, my mind just sort of went blank (in a good way), almost like meditation. Suddenly, I found myself humming! Not sure how long I had been doing that, but I was and didn't have a care in the world. I'm sure I would have been a sight to see, crazy guy in the dress clothes sweeping his front porch and humming some random song, but then again, I was in the middle of the country with no one around for acres and acres...
|View out the door|
My assumption is that this is what people love about living like this and I can tell you it was pure heaven, just doing such a routine task, and staring out onto the property. We just can't wait to get there on a more regular basis and enjoy that kind of feeling. I used to joke when we went out there to visit Ma, before we owned it of course, that even just a day out there, relaxing on the porch, made the weekend feel like we had been on a vacation away from everything else.
Sure there is work to do, lots of it, but there is still something so rewarding about the slower pace of life. The "Zen of Sweeping"? Ha.
Is it just me or do others feel that way too?