Saturday August 10, 2019

“I think it's so foolish for people to want to be happy. Happy is so momentary--you're happy for an instant and then you start thinking again. Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous.”
Georgia O'Keefe

First post

My mother recently introduced me to the writings of Joan D. Chittister and I keep returning to her for clarity. With these posts I hope to share what keeps me ticking, keeps me grounded, keeps me sane.. today it’s Joan D. Chittister. My work is not the work of creation.. artists are not sacred:

“Prayer that is regular confounds both self-importance and the wiles of the world. It is so easy for good people to confuse their own work with the work of creation. It is so easy to come to believe that what we do is so much more important than what we are. It is so easy to simply get too busy to grow. It is so easy to commit ourselves to this century’s demand for product and action until the product consumes us and the actions exhaust us and we can no longer even remember why we set out to do them in the first place.”
Joan D. Chittister, Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today