The joy of idling and sharing

Hi there, I’ve just finished reading Patricia Hampl’s The Art of the Wasted Day. It’s a delightful, evocative, thoughtful meditation on the joys of leisure, idling, loafing - call it as you want - while getting lost in thought. Among the people who quit the social rat race in favor of a sort of monastic life, Hampl introduces two women who during their time (late 18th, early 19th century) became known as the

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