On a soft Spring morning, when I passed by, this young woman was sweeping the stairs of her hair salon. It wasn’t only her hair color that caught my attention, it was the calm and meditative way in which she was sweeping.
Simple physical tasks can momentarily take you out of yourself and away from your ego.
I like sweeping. It’s a simple job that you can start and finish in a short amount of time and the results, to me, are really gratifying. I’ve moved no mountains, I haven’t written a novel, but the floor is clean and my mind clear.
I’ve been doing some sweeping these past few months, literally and metaphorically. I’ve moved to a new apartment, and I’ve moved to a new way of thinking about this blog as well. I hope you enjoy the results.