Haste makes waste, in life as in housekeeping.
– Henry David Thoreau –
I always wondered why the makers leave housekeeping and cooking out of their tales. Isn’t it what all the great wars and battles are fought for — so that at day’s end a family may eat together in a peaceful house? The tale tells how the Lords of Manva hunted & gathered roots & cooked their suppers while they were camped in exile in the foothills of Sul, but it doesn’t say what their wives & children were living on in their city left ruined & desolate by the enemy. They were finding food too, somehow, cleaning house & honoring the gods… When the heroes came back from the mountain, they were welcomed with a feast. I’d like to know what the food was and how the women managed it.
– Ursula K. Le Guin –
The problem of the environment is the extension of good housekeeping of the thinking woman.
– Marjory Stoneman Douglas –