Monday, March 1, 2010

The Beauty of Tedium

Every day it's the same thing:
  • Put soup on the stove top, meal in the oven
  • Restock the plates, cups, plastic-ware and napkins
  • Serve a meal to the guests
  • Clean up
  • Restock shelves for the food pantry
  • Help guests with the grocery shopping
  • Clean up
  • Put the afternoon meal in the oven
  • And on and on
Day after day, year upon year, the routine is repeated. What keeps us going is the beauty this tedium brings about. The guests are grateful, volunteers are fulfilled and everyone looks forward to the next day...

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