Seeing the work that is to be done, who can help wanting to be the one to do it?
Toiling. Moiling. I grapple with Wendell Berry’s quote. Or is it the other way around? His question asks a question to life, asks a question about my life, outlines my life. The gripping effects of Seeing the work that is to be done causes frequent standstills in my life – either moments of mental turmoil or just plain moments of woolgathering. Who can help wanting to be the one to do it? Why does this independent question ask for a dependent clause seeing that it is complete in itself? Many times I allow possibilities – of seeing and wanting to help – to be paralyzed by a question mark.
I am mulling over, or bubbling over. In plain English, I think I am being a pain in my own neck. In plain Afrikaans the pain sits in a body part much lower than the neck. Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble.
What are your thoughts on Wendell Berry’s quote?