I mop as part of my six-day exercise cycle. Part of my ritual before my lifting days is to mop the floors, so every six days I mop the whole apartment. More accurately, I shifted from mopping to getting on my hands and knees and cleaning with a sponge. The ritual reminds me of monks, who seem to take on tasks with a measure of quality that focus the mind and body.
I used to pay most attention to the middle of the floor; after all, that’s where I walk and see most. I didn’t pay as much attention to the corners. I don’t walk in the corners of my apartment that much and figure we don’t look there as much. The result is that the corners weren’t as clean.
Recently I’ve changed to focusing in the corners most. If I clean the corners, the rest works itself out. They say god is in the details. Now I like starting there.
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