24″ x 36″ abstract painting on canvas
I am a terrible housekeeper. I most often choose fun or naps (and painting!) over chores and cleaning. It all feels so monotonous and repetitive and it’s just never ever done!
The other night I was doing the dishes and just feeling extra frustrated about the clutter and mess and drag of it all and had a morbid realization: once I’m dead I won’t have to do this anymore, but I will also no longer get to enjoy all the other amazing people and experiences in life.
I know of too many people who have left this Earth and their loved ones much sooner than it seems they should have. My heart hurts especially for the mothers and children who’ve been separated by death before the children were even grown. I can imagine these mothers as ghosts, wishing they if they could just do the housework one more time it would mean that much more precious time with their children.
Life is such a wild ride – such deep emotions and meaningful experiences all over the board but mixed in with a lot of repetitive, meaningless things. But it’s all life. You take the good, you take the bad. I hope to learn more gratefulness in the stuff nobody wants to do.