Who enjoys dusting?
When I moved into this place I was pretty fastidious with vacuuming, dusting, and keeping furniture clean but the more settled in I got the more I noticed how dusty this house is.
Almost immediately after dusting, furniture already begins to get dusty again. If I don’t use my computer for a day the keyboard collects so much dust it looks like it hasn’t been touched for a month.
The futility of trying to stay on top of the situation has caused me to lessen the amount I dust, which is entirely the opposite of what I should be doing.
It’s made me consider our drive to appropriate mass quantities of stuff to stuff into our living spaces from a different perspective and how it fits so comfortably into consumer culture.
I remember Thoreau commented on this in the beginning of Walden, though I forget exactly what he said I remember he held what we might call “the nesting impulse” in very low regard as it led to much wasted time. Time that could be spent improving one’s life rather then maintaining it.
I was curious as to how everybody else felt about this.
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