offbeat rhythm

I really feel work is gorgeous. It’s the only thing you can depend upon in life. You can’t depend on love. Oh, love is quite ephemeral. Work has a dignity you can count upon. Work has to be a game in order for it to be well done. You have to to be able to play in it, to compete with yourself. You push yourself to your limits in order to enjoy it. There’s quite a wonderful rhythm you can find yourself involved in any kind of work. It can be waxing a floor or washing dishes…

– Barbara Terwilliger, Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do