Work is Noble

20:42 Eva Kesh 0 Comments

All work is noble; you work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth. For to be idle, is to become a stranger onto the seasons and to step out of life's precession that marches in majesty and proud submission towards the infinite. When you work, you are a flute, through whose work the whispering of the hours turn to music. And when you work with love, you bind yourself to yourself, and to one another and to God. And what is it to work with love; it is to weave the clothes with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved was to wear that cloth. It is to build a house with affection, even as if you're beloved were to dwell in that house. It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if you're beloved were to eat the fruit. 

 It is to charge all things you fashion with breathe of your own spirit. And to know all the blessed dead are standing about you and watching. 

 Often, I've heard you say as if speaking in sleep, one who works in marble and finds the shape of their own soul in the stone is nobler that the one who ploughs the soil. And one who seizes the rainbow to lay it on a cloth for the likeness of man is more than one who makes the sandals on our feet. 
Not in sleep but in the over-wakefulness of new tide, that the wind speaks not more sweetly to the giant oaks than it does to smallest grains of grass. And they are great; they turn the voice of the wind into a song, made sweeter by their own loving. 

 Work is love made visible.

This wonderful writing is from a cartoon movie called The Prophet, I find such magic in these words.


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