Feeling overwhelmed with too much to do and not enough hours in the day, I came across an old quote in one of my notebooks:
“You know, I embroider my blouses with two heads.
During the night, one of my heads dreams
of designs, drawings, colors, and stitches
and during the day my other head thinks
of all the other things that a woman does:
watering the animals, cooking, making tortillas,
and besides all that, embroidering the blouse
that I was dreaming of.
One head is for me
and the other is for my people.”
Nahua woman, Manuela
El Tectil Mexicano, Linea y Color
Later, when I was out doing some errands, this caught my eye:
“A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life” by Mary Randolph Carter
I relaxed and laughed all the way home. The dust will still be there tomorrow!