"Except for the child, woman's creation is so often invisible, especially today. We are working at an arrangement in form, of the myriad disparate details of housework, family routine, and social life. It is a kind of intricate game of cat's-cradle we manipulate on our fingers, with invisible threads. How can one point to this constant tangle of household chores, errands, and fragments of human relationships, as a creation? It is hard even to think of it as purposeful activity, so much of it is automatic. Woman herself begins to feel like a telephone exchange or a laundromat.
She then writes that we need times of solitude in our lives---
"But women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves: that firm strand which will be the indispensable center of a whole web of human relationships........The problem is more how to still the soul in the midst of its activities. In fact, the problem is how to feed the soul."
I certainly need alone times.....times for reflection and renewal with God. Life is full when I do this.
I am linking this to : http://barbarah.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/the-week-in-words-17/ She has a linky for sharing something you have read this week.