The dreadful burden~ Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
of having nothing to do.
French – Poet November 1, 1636 – March 13, 1711
Last night I was saying how I was retired as my family was having supper and getting ready to go out for trick or treating. My grandson spoke up and said “You’re not retired. You take pictures for other people.” Bless his soul. Yes, I keep busy and have the time to follow my passions. He also thinks I’m an artist because I paint.
Yes, I think it would be a dreadful burden to have nothing to do. I also think it would be a dreadful shame not to be able to do the things I love to do.
My youngest son and his family took me to Toronto on the weekend to help with their 2 youngest sons so his wife and he could see a comedy show. They thought I was helping them. LOL I loved spending time at the Science Centre. And staying on the 28th floor of the Delta Inn was something I would never choose, but it was amazing to look out over Lake Ontario. My son’s oldest son couldn’t go with us. When we were discussing it at the supper table I reminded him of all the things he got to do with grandma and his Mom that his brother’s were too young to do. My grandson had to spend the weekend with this biological Mother, but they did things were didn’t do. And he got to go Kayaking with Grandma. Yes, we should rejoice in what others are able to do and not envy their trips.