Thursday, December 21, 2006

Oh, Now They Tell Me

That messiness is not a character fault, but actually the sign of a healthy, interesting mind and a fertile imagination. At least that's what this NYT article, Say Yes to Mess, claims. And this now that I've spent the better part of this year working to adopt the routines and order propounded by FlyLady. I'm a naturally messy person and have been criticized for that for a good portion of my life. I don't really think I have come anywhere near attaining a standard that could be construed as being overly neat or organized and it has been really nice to wake up and head into a clean kitchen every morning, so while I don't think I'll be giving up my fluttering flybaby ways, I won't quite worry so much about the towering mountains of stuff that are my desks at work and at home. Balance. I am balanced mid-way between chaos and ordered. Organized chaos or chaotic organization. I'll chose one of those.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have an upstairs neighbour who has a place for everything,and so it is impossible to make a mess. He came down to visit, and suggested that I take the piles of paper on my desk and split them into even piles and file the mess, so that at least it looks organized. Puke. I am all for the messy desk. Clean kitchen, cleanish bathroom, and volcanic workplace. No problem.