Saturday is usually my housework day. And while I’ve found ways to really enjoy this over the years, sometimes – like the day after my birthday – I just don’t want to do it!
So I’ve put my confirmation bias glasses on and reminded myself of an awesome poem that basically gives me a reason to go AWOL on my chores and responsibilities today. Here goes:
Dust if you must
Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better
To paint a picture, or write a letter,
Bake a cake, or plant a seed;
Ponder the difference between want and need?
Dust if you must, but there’s not much time,
With rivers to swim, and mountains to climb;
Music to hear, and books to read;
Friends to cherish, and life to lead.
Dust if you must, but the world’s out there
With the sun in your eyes, and the wind in your hair;
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
This day will not come around again.
Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it’s not kind.
And when you go (and go you must)
You, yourself, will make more dust.
By Rose Milligan
I hope you love this poem as much as I do and maybe even use it as an excuse to skip your responsibilities today and pursue pleasure.
Thoughts, comments, likes or dislikes welcome: