She goes on to say something that rocked my day...maybe my life:
Good question. I'm still stumped for an answer, whenever the religion of time-saving pushes me to zip through a meal or a chore, rushing everytbody out the door to the next point on the schedule. All that hurry can blur the truth that life is a zero-sum equation. Every minute I save will get used on something else, possibly no more sublime than staring at the newel post trying to remember what I just ran upstairs for. On the other hand, attending to the task in front of me--even a quotidian chore--might make it into part of a good day, rather than just a rock in the road to someplace else.Wasn't I just complaining about not having enough time in a day? It was just what I needed to hear today.