All of us have specific accomplishments that we can put in the job well done category--athletic, artistic, intellectual, social, you name it. The books I wrote for teachers, which were the result of years of patience and attention to detail, come to my mind. I spend my professional career learning, practicing, and fine-tuning what I loved doing. Ah, loved doing. That’s what Jeff Buccacio told me was so essential to him, and what he tells his eight year old daughter: “Find something to love to do.”
What does this have to do with silence, solitude and simplicity? Working toward that job well done satisfaction is not simple. Maybe that is why I’m not pursuing the quilting project stashed away in my closet. I’ve done the complex and now I want the simple. Is one complex, rewarding, job well done in our lives is enough? Maybe the final reward, the final job well done is to move toward the simple life. Regardless,
Job well done, Jeff, and you’re still young.