MUCH LESS DONE
The very clever author Anne Lamott writes in ‘Traveling Mercies,’ “Coming out of the movie, I realized that I want what the crones have: time for all those long deep breaths, time to watch more closely, time to learn to enjoy what I’ve always been afraid of–the sad and the invisibility; the ease of understanding that life is not about doing. The crones understand this, and it gives them all kinds of time–time to get much less done, time for all the holy moments.”
The line that jumped out at me was ‘time to get less done, time for the holy moments.’ Getting much less done is certainly an anti-American, if not anti-Christian, thought. We have not been trained and formed to get less done and it has now been manifested completely culturally. We have been officially called and named (by the philosophers and sociologists) as the Age of Anxiety.
Perhaps the only answer is to figure out a way to get much less done and have time for holy moments.
“Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” Jesus