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:: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 ::

Cabinetry as a Spiritual Discipline

Working with 90-year-old cabinetry is a spiritual discipline. It is a lot of quiet time alone, scrubbing off layers of paint and varnish that have been on there for who knows how long. People come through the room and talk with me: it gives me the opportunity to love them as I work - listening to their day's events.

There's no cutting corners on this project: I'm doing it because I love it. I want to do a good job. Nonetheless, I must beware of perfectionism. It's all 90 years old. It's had seven coats of paint on it. It ain't going to be perfect.

But it is beautiful!

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