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Friday, November 4, 2011

Joseph Joubert

"All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so."

French Writer
1754 - 1824

During the past year my wife on two occasions hired a cleaning service to do some deep cleaning in our house.  The surprising thing has been the compliments she has received from these housekeepers who visit lots of houses.  They compliment her on how artistic and beautiful the house looks.  To paraphrase Joubert, people live in beautiful places because they make them so.

We create the environment in which we live — the space we occupy — from the yard to the closets.  What are you doing to make your abode a place you enjoy.  How about your office?  Or your studio?  Is it a place that encourages you to do your best work?  Or do you have to push things aside to work today?  Does your work place depress you?  What are you doing to change it?