Tuesday, October 09, 2007

A Productive Day

As the checker was ringing up my Romaine lettuce last night, he asked, "So. Did you get anything accomplished today?"
I was unable to answer. He looked. I was mute.
By the time the three avocados were in the bag, I was still discussing it perplexed. I asked him, "Everybody accomplishes something every day, don't they?" .. "No" says he, and went on to cite a rather unconvincing example.


Blogger m.p.k. said...

the sage does nothing, yet nothings left undone

9/10/07 8:45 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Mpk, what a great way to start another day of word absorption. I saw there was a comment and I knew it was you.

The checker, too, seemed to be content with the almost nothingness of his tasks. Their unimportance in the usual ambitious sense. The explanation to others of our value. He's a religious man and always imparts philosophy with the bagging of my nutrients. It's there.

9/10/07 12:12 PM  

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