Wednesday, September 25, 2013

We must be doing something to be happy

“To do any thing, to dig a hole in the ground, to plant a cabbage, to hit a mark, to move a shuttle, to work a pattern, –in a word, to attempt to produce any effect, and to succeed, has something in it that gratifies the love of power, and carries off the restless activity of the mind of man.  Indolence is a delightful but distressing state:  we must be doing something to be happy.”
–William Hazlitt, “On the Pleasure of Painting

I've got some extended downtime, so I'm  very happily knitting!

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