Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Cognitive Dissonance

Hmm, I didn't expect this one. What do you think?

"Before I learned that I was an introvert, I thought I was at least shy and possibly antisocial. At other people’s parties, I stayed in the kitchen with the help. At my own parties, I was the help. When the story of Martha and Mary came up in church, no one had to tell me why Martha stayed in the kitchen while her sister Mary sat at Jesus’s feet. Martha was an introvert. She found chopping potatoes far less exhausting than talking to people, and besides, she could hear everything they were saying right where she was without having to come up with something to say herself."

Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World