Thermomixed Up, Part 3
I have had now, for some several months, a running correspondence with a friend on the idea of discipline as a route to abundance.
After our most recent exchange, I found myself at the Wikipedia entry for Mortification of the Flesh.
External labor, labor in which man alienates himself, is a labor of self-sacrifice, of mortification. Finally, the external character of labor for the worker is demonstrated by the fact that it belongs not to him but to another, and that in it he belongs not to himself but to another. Just as in religion the spontaneous activity of the human imagination, the human brain, and the human heart, detaches itself from the individual and reappears as the alien activity of a god or of a devil, so the activity of the worker is not his own spontaneous activity. It belongs to another, it is a loss of his self.
The cabinet scrapers were purchased on a recommendation from Bob Wise. I am excited to see how they work, and hopeful that they will make a fine, glossy finish for our boat easier to achieve!