Soul Cleaning


I can’t believe it’s been 2 months since I last posted something! I have had little time to write which I really do miss so today I am re-posting ” Soul Cleaning” from a few years ago ….

February, 2014

My first few months after my job loss I clean.

I clean as if my life depended on it.

I clean as though to make up for the years when I was not a good homemaker, when I was not a person concerned with order and cleanliness in my house.

When time marched on oblivious to the spring cleaning and fall cleaning that was taking place in other peoples’ homes.

I scrub away job loss and illness.

I take to emptying kitchen cupboards and washing its contents as to prove that there are things that I can control.

I sift through old dishes, re-aquaint myself with bowls and vases, smile at…

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