by Cheryl Merrick
How can a philosopher possibly be
I don’t enjoy endless hours performing small tasks precisely,
preferring instead to spend my time pondering the scriptures.
Neither do I fold sheets, bake cakes,
or pull unwanted plants out of the ground,
instead I savor time to write my thoughts.
I don’t put fruit in bottles, sew frilly dresses, or run errands all day,
but I study, plan, do family history, tutor, and have time to visit.
I neither polish silver, shampoo rugs, or iron shirts,
though I do devote time to decorating my home.
My meals are not a production of a dozen intricate steps,
but they are nutritious and my home orderly and clean.
Happily, without any “to do” lists,
I putter through my day,
creating a place, founded on true principles,
of beauty and peace.