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Dust if you must

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Paula+

Paula+ Report 2 May 2013 15:41

I have spent most of the day catching up with household chores. I picked up a book, and came across this.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dust if you must.
But wouldn't it be better
to paint a picture, or write a letter,
bake a cake, or plant a seed.
Ponder the difference between want and need.

Dust if you must.
But there is not much time,
with rivers to swim and mountains to climb!
Music to hear, and books to read,
friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must.
But the world's out there
with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
a flutter of snow, a shower of rain.
This day will not come round again.

Dust if you must.
But bear in mind,
old age will come and it's not kind.
And when you go, and go you must,
you, yourself, will make more dust.

Remember, a house becomes a home...
when you can write "I love you" on the furniture.

(Anon)

<3 <3

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 2 May 2013 15:48

dust haha
(((falls of chair laughing)))
its way to sunny here today


love the poem x :-D :-D

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 2 May 2013 15:52

I don't do dusting but OH has a thing about it, :-0

She can spot a spec of dust the size of an atom from 300 yards whilst blindfolded, :-P

And don't I just no about it when she spots any :-|

Roy

Lyndi

Lyndi Report 2 May 2013 15:57

I ignored the dust and took granddaughter for a picnic in the park. Very sophisticated - ham sandwiches and pom bears :-D

>>>>wanders off to write 'I love you' around the house ;-)

Paula+

Paula+ Report 2 May 2013 16:04

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 2 May 2013 16:20

Love the poem Paula

Thankless job, dusting. You do it one day then 6 months later, it needs doin again

;-) ;-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 May 2013 16:33

I never move anything - then you can't see the dust :-D :-D

GinN

GinN Report 2 May 2013 16:43

Trouble is with these lovely sunny days, they show up the dust. Never mind, just ignore it and enjoy the outdoors!
It will still be there tomorrow. :-(

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 May 2013 16:57

answer - close the curtains :-D

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 2 May 2013 19:07

As Quentin Crisp said

"After the third year, the dust doesn't get any worse."

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 3 May 2013 12:47

well I've gone and done it - cleaned my bedroom - was unsure whether to vacuum or mow the bedroom carpet - the dust on the furniture was just like snow - all cleared up now :-D

Paula+

Paula+ Report 3 May 2013 13:42

@ AnnC It is my pamper day today. Manicure & pedicure haircut and facial. All Glam-ed up for my holidays. Dust will have to wait! :-D :-D