Saturday, 28 June 2008

Manual Labour



Last night despite feeling quite tired and with my ankle sore, I helped my brother-in-law shovell 4 tons of bark for his new 'project'.

I like manual labour... I think it does something for the soul, and when you're working with others, it brings you together as 'men'. That might sound a bit old fashioned, but I really value my masculinity and I get a worrying sensation (especially with the governments new equality bill which is rooted in discrimination) that the sense of what it is to be a man, is somehow being lost.

Nice to see the boys from Papa Stronsay working hard and literally willing to build up the Church (they are in the process of seeking full communion with Rome).

1 comment:

Mark said...

Yes, I saw that post about them working hard too. Some feat to get it all done in time before the tide come in! God bless their endeavours!

I know what you mean about masculinity... Something the government would like to take away from us...crazy oiks!