Roy and I are, and always have been, people who’ve earned our living, such as it is, at our computers.
None the less, whenever I embark on manual work, okay, not heavy duty manual work– just painting, cleaning, re-organizing, gardening–I am charmed by it.
By how manual work literally helps one work off one’s bad moods. Relieves tension.
How it gives you a fresh perspective. Calms and soothes you.
How birdsong calms the nerves and soothes the spirit.
How, at least for me, my thoughts turn to God and to spiritual things when I work in the garden or around the house.
I think manual work is essential to complete, round and ground the personality.
Working with your hands: the secret to happiness?
“cog-in-the-wheel office life, where employees see neither daylight, their families, nor the end product of their labours.”