Life Is Like That

It is so boring going through the grind of getting things right in the background of the blog, isn’t it? The struggles that one has when working within the guts of the templates, or adding in features, …or any of that stuff. It is just not the sexy stuff of rants and opinion making. But life is full of “daily”s and the daily grind is a common cliché which highlights that fact. It takes time to get things in order and running smoothly. I find that endeavor is very underrated. I have been guilty of under rating it as much as anyone. Housework? Meal planning? Household hints? Frugal economics? Hospitality ideas? What are those in the world full of politics, crises…. the important things?

No one misunderstands the importance of the mundane as much as the bright minds of society. We – to whatever degree we do this- bright-minded or not, are the Marie Antoinettes of misconceptions in this area. We buy into the false dichotomy of proletariat versus bourgeois cum nouveau-aristocrat. How’s that for a jumble of labels? We talk of a Donna Reed, faux fifties model of woman, replacing her with the new Stepford wife of super intelligent “let them eat McDonald’s” career women of now. Just as false.

The Judeo-Christian concept of life is much more holistic in this view of work/life vocation. The famous quote from Ecclesiastes concerning the ebb and flow of the seasons we pass through reminds us, if only our ear buds weren’t plugged into playing only our culture’s mommywar/lib-conservative/postmodern top 40. We give lip-service to our beliefs, but whore around with the cultural mantras. So busy being reactionaries to one cultural outburst after another, instead of grounded and centered in the Biblical view of life: priorities of Spiritual and soul building importance, work ethic of honesty and contentment, valuing all parts of life, and the humanity of our being. Being a reactionary is simply becoming a mirror image to what we are focusing upon, just as false in a negative manner.

Life gets messed up, and only ideas of value hold up in such circumstances. The artificially perfect stereotype gets shattered in such pressures. We get tired of picking up the pieces. Instead of running off to the next new thing, medicating our pain with distraction, it might be better to stop and return to the old that is never really old, simply true. Culturally, and in our individual lives, we tend to want to reinvent the wheel. It is better because it is new, it is thus “progress”. But is it new? Is it better? Is one person more or better because they are more intellectual, or because they are more emotionally intelligent, or because they function better in a certain line of work, or…or… ?

There is wisdom in the admonition to value each part in the body and relate that to each part a person plays in a group. That same wisdom can be applied to parts of life… the daily work is as important in the whole as the eureka moment. The “trouble shooting” as “getting into the zone”.

To everything there is a season.

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