Reverence and Irreverence
Can you tell the difference between someone who is being reverent and someone who is being irreverent? I think they can mean somewhat the same thing. if you are being irreverent is because at some level you feel a certain mount of reverence for the person, place or thing. Otherwise you wouldn’t take the time to be irreverent. It is kind of like “irregardless” to me.
That’s not really what I wanted to talk about today but it has been in my head for about a week. I was introduced to Mrs. Brown on YouTube a week ago. It is a BBC sitcom now I believe and it is very funny in an irreverent kind of way. If you need a laugh, a belly laugh, I recommend you watch an episode or two as long as you are not easily offended. Mrs. Brown says what the rest of us might only think. She reminds me of my family from Newfoundland. She has same irreverent attitude toward people, places and things that my mother and her sisters had.
It has been a long week. Getting back in the swing of things often takes more energy than I remember from the last time I was away. Meetings and visitors and curling and hosting parties and laundry and unpacking and it was a very full week. This post is not as exciting as the descriptions of exotic places from last week. It is home and it is routine and I love it just as much as being away.
At home there are always problems to solve and plans to make and things to do, the routine weekly, monthly and annual things that fill your calendar. Those are the kind of things we think everybody else does better than us… keeping organized. Staying on top of household accounts, repairs and replacements and social events and media and finding time to work too is not for the faint of heart. It can be exhausting especially if you spent last week in an exotic place NOT thinking about any of that.
Back to the grind … with a smile on my face and reverence for all things routine. Find the time to work on the book this week. It’s going to be great. Just wait and see. But as Mrs. Brown might say …”Too bad the &^%$@# thing can’t write itself. It’s the only way you’ll get it done.” Irreverence … always a grain of truth.