Kathleen Norris

> Mystics and poets … get to play, but although much lip service is paid to both traditions in our culture, it is largely condescension. No partent really wants his or her child to grow up and become a poet; no one in a religious house really wants to live next door to a mystic.

Also…

> It was in the play of writing a poem that I first became aware that the demands of laundry might have something to do with God’s command that we worship, that we sing praise on a regular basis. Both laundry adn worship are repetitive activities with a potential for tedium, and I hate to admit it, but laundry often seems liek the more useful of the tasks. But both are the work that God has given us to do.

From Devotional Classics: the Sacramental Life

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