Monday, February 06, 2012

Poetic Mondays - romanticizing house chores

Mary Poppins:
[Spoken]
In ev'ry job that must be done
There is an element of fun
You find the fun and snap!
The job's a game

[Sung]

And ev'ry task you undertake
Becomes a piece of cake
A lark! A spree! It's very clear to see that

A Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down

The medicine go down-wown
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way

A robin feathering his nest

Has very little time to rest
While gathering his bits of twine and twig
Though quite intent in his pursuit
He has a merry tune to toot
He knows a song will move the job along - for

A Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down

The medicine go down-wown
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way

[Interlude]


The honey bee that fetch the nectar

From the flowers to the comb
Never tire of ever buzzing to and fro
Because they take a little nip
From ev'ry flower that they sip
And hence (And hence),
They find (They find)
Their task is not a grind.

Ah-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h ah!


A Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down

The medicine go down-wown
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way



Trying to believe the words of Mary poppins and having and endless list of tasks that should be done in order to control the chaos and keep my mental sanity, I thought that the best way of starting this monday could be to think of it all in a most romantic and appealing way. 

I need poetry and romanticism in my life. Don't get me wrong, I actually like the fact that house chores are a lot easier to do nowadays than it was some decades ago. Still, I also think sometimes it is good to think back and understand that there is a meditative quality and house chores and everyday tasks of a sort. A quality we tend to forget, because we forget being in the moment and just want to brush of chores and get them all done and over with. So, what am I proposing, to live your own house chores??? Well.....ridiculous as it sounds, it is something like that I am proposing myself, as the ever growing list of undone things around the house is making me stress out and I can see there is no end to it during the next.....decades! And the most I look at things as chores, the more likely I am not to make them. And nowadays it seems that even keeping my nails short is too much of a task to keep updated. 


So here we go, another view over housework.


   1909





                               Torii Kotondo (1900-1976) 'Combing hair'


                   Mary Cassat 'Mother and child' 1900



















                 Waterhouse 'Destiny' 1900


What's your spoonful of sugar?

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