Rejecting Busy-ness

2691_3main

For years I have returned regularly to this short post by John Lidwell-Durnin on life lessons from Melville’s Bartleby the Scrivener, most notably the fact that, “We must cultivate a relationship with inactivity, and not become disoriented or panicked at how unlike work, or being at some task, our leisure actually is.”

This post is from Observer Short List—an email of three favorite things from people you want to know. Sign up to receive OSL here.

Rejecting Busy-ness