Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger. And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distils a poison in the wine. And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man's ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thinking about work
I often say that I love my job, and most of the time, that's true. I enjoy the tasks, I enjoy most of my co-workers, I am paid a good wage, and well-treated in other ways, including verbal appreciation and respect. Kahlil Gibran: