Friday, June 25, 2010

THE iMPORTANCE OF BEiNG iNTERESTiNG



i had a good chat with my friend ariel a couple of days ago, about how good 'we' are at avoiding doing the things which are actually important.
we deem silly things like laundry and and tidying to be important, somehow making time to do those things... and yet, at the end of the day we haven't really spent any time on the things that we tell ourselves are the most important!
like, when someone asks what's important to me in my life i will come up with things like making art, crafting, gardening, blogging, walking in nature...
and when do i actually do these things??? i tell myself i don't have time, there is too much daily grind to get through! what the hell? it's so easy to push those 'nice' things aside as being less important than keeping the house tidy. 'we' must be mad, surely.
so i am once again reminding myself that those other things are not to be ignored... i come to this conclusion periodically... and i intend to do something about it!
i have started playing around over at listography, i think it's time to write some real to-do lists.

5 comments:

fishboy said...

Sounds very familiar. Jeez, I had such simple things as 'do more crosswords' on my list and I've still failed! Must do less housework :)

V.K. said...

I agree! Defer the grindy chores! Make haste towards art, nature, and all the rest! I am glad you are reminding yourself, and out loud to the rest of us.

Great picture :)

Hello Xu Xu said...

So true. I'm really looking forward to not living out of a backpack and being able to indulge myself in eccentric projects! It's also good to keep this in mind during the dark days of a South Island winter...

eroica said...

today i made chai from scratch. that's my token gesture! better than nothing.
jeff ~ yes, less housework is the key.
vk ~ thanks, took the pic in my backyard
greg ~ yay for eccentricity!! certainly are dark days over here, but keeping sane isn't impossible. :-)

Mariana said...

Mmm Chai, soo much better made from scratch. We've been making mulled wine, great for cosy winter nights. Love your parrot and goals! Down with the grind, let the good times stroll. xo