Idleness is sweet…

…and its consequences are cruel.*

My mood this week has been borderline schizophrenic. This is clearly illustrated by the books I purchased today. One of them is titled An Apology for Idlers by Robert Louis Stevenson and the other one, The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp.

In the introduction of the latter, Tharp who is a famous choreographer, speaks of hard work and routine in order to harness creativity. The other book has this description on the back cover:

An irresistible invitation to reject the work ethic and enjoy life’s simple pleasures (such as laughing, drinking and lying in the open air).

I wonder which one I should start reading first…..

*John Quincy Adams, American 6th US President


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