Have you ever hung out your laundry to dry? I did it when the weather permitted for many years until the past two years. I got so busy not being at home, I couldn't be here to remove it once it was dry, or if it rained to bring it inside.
I have hung my laundry inside in the winter around the kitchen where the wood stove is.
What is it about the texture of clothes dried on a line or a rack that is so comforting?
What is it about that smell when things have been line dried that makes us feel so happy and clean?
...Or the smell and feel of sheets and pillowcases that have been in the sunshine all day long? I sleep so much better on line dried sheets!
I feel connected to time that has already passed....
....to the women who have worked so hard to provide for their families.
When I have brought in the laundry, I smell the wonderful sunshine and fresh air provided by the Lord for our good. It feels like I am hugged in His arms when I wear the clothes that smell so much like sunshine! I feel like I am wrapped up in His Providence when I lay down to sleep on crisp sheets at night. Maybe that's what it is. Don't get me wrong, I also love the convenience of a clothes dryer when I need to use it, but after the clothes come out of the dryer, it evokes no memories or emotions. It just dries my clothes.
Laundry is one of my favorite pass times!