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I go home and wash the dishes. Washing dishes is the antidote to confusion. I know that for a fact.
On the wall was a dress that I embroidered. It said “Ich habe genug.” Which is a Bach cantata. Which I once thought meant “I’ve had it, I can’t take anymore, give me a break.” But I was wrong.
It means “I have enough.” And that is utterly true. I happen to be alive. End of discussion. But I will go out and buy a hat.
From Maira Kalman, The Principles of Uncertainty (New York: Penguin Press, 2007).
Maira Kalman on her daily routine : Strunk and White and Kalman
[I’ve ignored line breaks and spacing.]