27 December 2012

A Little Something to Think About

Imagine what the world would be like if all of the thinkers, artists, creators, musicians, writers, poets, scientists, inventors and innovators who are currently spending their time and energy raising children, working 9-5 to pay the bills, cleaning the house, doing the laundry, driving freeways during rush hours, making meals, and finding socks for other people were instead spending their time creating wonderful, beautiful, life-transforming things for the rest of us.

...if the next great novel is trapped inside a guy who has to sit in a toll booth 8 hours a day.

...if the next great medical breakthrough is stuck inside the brain of a young woman who is working full time and still can't afford to go to medical school.

...if the most beautiful painting you've ever seen is hiding inside the fingers of a mom who uses those fingers to fold laundry instead.

I saw a photo on Facebook the other day of a coffee bug emblazoned with the words ART BEFORE HOUSEWORK on it.

I'd have to get up pretty early in the morning to put Art before Housework, and Work-work, and other people's homework, and food-work, and childrearing-work.  I don't get enough sleep as it is.

No answers here.  Just random ponderings.  And a wish or two that I could live just a little bit more ART BEFORE HOUSEWORK.

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4 comments:

Sandy said...

I hear you! I have a friend who keeps bugging me to publish my book. I haven't written it yet but he is convinced that it is in me...maybe this year I'll take the time to look for it.

Happy New Year, Monica, and a little dust never killed anyone. Maybe you could let it get thick enough to collect and then sculpt with it!

Anonymous said...

Like meditating, you gotta make time for yourself, but seriously, I don't know how you do it all Monica. Give it time...

The Girl Next Door said...

Scary thoughts - beautiful but a little scary!

Ryan ann Hanrahan said...

I love this post so very much. I too, wish that I could "live just a little bit more ART BEFORE HOUSEWORK."