More of what he said:
“How can the community within the home approach this elemental world?"
"A beginning is made when someone makes it his task to take every object into his hand in as attentive away as possible and use it as if it were a living being. This is a long process. Mankind has become accustomed to viewing objects in a rational and functional way, which also influences how things are treated. This doesn't mean that one should become sentimental or sacrifice clarity. One can hit a nail with a hammer exactly and carefully and still express loving interest.”
--Manfred Schmidt-Brabant, The Spiritual Tasks of the Homemaker
What. He. Said.