I am domestic by nature. Household chores can be a pleasure for me if I am not rushed. Dishes, laundry, ironing, mending, cooking, garden work….all lovely and fulfilling if I have the precious time to be present for the tasks at hand.
This weekend I read the new John Stefanidis book An Island Sanctuary. Here is what he has to say on the same subject: “A house and a garden need constant nurturing. Towels go gray or fray, cushions tear, carpets fade, plants die and must be replaced, trees grow too close together and need to be cut down – it is not dreary maintenance that is necessary but the celebration of life itself”