To Do Lists


Lists, post-its, checking things off…there is something so satisfying about getting the to-do’s out of your head.  Somewhere between New Year’s Resolutions and Spring Cleaning lies a “soft and messy laughing place where it [just] doesn’t matter”.*

In the spirit of that place, I share the best To-Do List I have ever seen:

 

To Do List For Saturday

 

Do laundry

Go for a walk

Find a dragon’s tooth

Use it to write in river sand

Slay the demons of dailiness

Climb a magnolia tree

Wait for the stars to appear

Wash in moonlight

Choose a perfect blossom

Curl up in it and sleep

Wake with wings unfolding

Join a flock of passing birds

Fly into morning light

 

-Fonda Bell Miller

 

*The quote in my introduction paragraph is adapted from a great SARKism.  In her book, The Bodacious Book of Succulence she says:

 

Be willing to live in between right and wrong. The ego needs and desperately wants to be right and make others wrong. In between right and wrong is a soft, messy, laughing place where it doesn’t matter.

 

-SARK

 

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