Sunday, July 17, 2016

When Many Millions of Things Come Together

Tiffany Window, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gratitude is the understanding that many millions of things come together and live together and mesh together and breathe together in order for us to take even one more breath of air, that the underlying gift of life and incarnation as a living, participating human being is a privilege; that we are miraculously part of something, rather than nothing.

Even if that something is temporarily pain or despair, we inhabit a living world, with real faces, real voices, laughter, the color blue, the green of the fields, the freshness of a cold wind, or the tawny hue of a winter landscape. -David Whyte

See full reflection in (an excerpt from Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words)

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