Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday, almost fully half-way to Pascha


Tomorrow, as I heard on Sunday,
is half-way to Pascha.
How much we all want to be there!
But we need to go through Great Lent...
the Resurrection comes by going through the Cross...


So I had a tablet.
It died. Just a Lenten temptation. 
There are many of these.
So now I have a chromebook.
I am learning how to use it and cleaned up my 
Google drive files...
Spring cleaning electronically I gather.
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I am thinking a lot these days on how to make our
lives not only more functional, but more beautiful.
Clutter and general apathy in terms of habits/mess
means that a lot of changes that
frankly are not easy to do.
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It's funny but building habits like
putting things away immediately are hard to master.
I am weak and so keep thinking and working on it, 
trying to pray...
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I managed to clean up my Google drive and my actual desk area...
Laundry, that other constant, still needs to be done... 


Yet the orchid has a second flower now...
and a third on the way.
1 hour of watering, 1 day/week.
God is very merciful.
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It takes a long time, at least in my life,
to realize what one needs to do
and how to reorient oneself to live in a more
whole manner, 
which I am seeing is not found in some grand philosophy
or understanding a profound truth,
though we need these too,
but it is in things like cleaning one's desk,
putting away paper, making one's bed,
washing clothes.
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So many times it is just the little things that I can do
but doing them consistently makes for 
a more peaceful, ordered and beautiful existence. 

4 comments:

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

God grant us perseverance on our Lenten journey. What a shame about your tablet....

Reinventing Mother said...

So beautiful !

Lisa said...

Keep plodding forward, Elizabeth!

Anna said...

Must be something in the air - I am working on just the same things especially these last couple of weeks, organisation, tidying, keeping routine tasks up to date. I find it hard to do a little, consistently, every day,rather than sailing in all guns blazing and then running out of steam - slow and steady does it. Bon courage!