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Not Prince Hamlet

"Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse."

Where Is Rest?

Monday, November 27, 2006

NPH is reading a book by Norman Wirzba called Living The Sabbath: Discovering the Rhythms of Rest and Delight. We're reviewing the book for The Ekklesia Project.

Note to self: write that review.

NPH struggles to rest. Even given time off, we tend to fill it with things that are not restful. Entertaining though they may be (television, blogging), they are not restful; we're more tired after them than we were before.

So we've begun to wonder: what is restuful for us? The above picture is NPH's home office, overlooking a rainy Monday afternoon on the Country Club Plaza. It's a day off, and we're using it to do loads of laundry, clean the house, straighten the office, fetch the Christmas decorations, and pay bills. And somewhere in these activities, as The Postal Service record plays through a second straight time, somewhere between the second and third loads of laundry, NPH realizes that he is resting. Yes, this is restful. Moreso than watching a movie; moreso, even, than blogging.

So, we shan't tarry; we will resume our restful working presently. Only, aware of what we are doing, and grateful for the rest and the rain.

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posted by Not Prince Hamlet, 12:22 PM

1 Comments:

But wait, what is more restful than tarrying? Surely you could tarry just a bit for Ryno?
commented by Blogger Ryan, 3:01 PM  

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