"Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace." Frederick Buechner
I was just over at the Well of Creations ( Robin, a friend from Kelly Rae Roberts Flying Lessons class) and she had posted this quote. Isn't that just the most beautiful, most true thing ever? "Life Itself is Grace" I almost want to tattoo it across my heart because I so often forget that. I get so caught up in the minutiae of life, worrying about dishes and work and laundry, that I forget to look around at the ineffable beauty of life. I'm blessed that I have a husband who reminds me to breathe, that there is time to do those things but also to relax and enjoy the moment. I wish he had been around earlier, when I often was so busy doing, I forgot about being.
Getting back into art, painting and creating, have helped me look at the world differently, as well. I am trying to see through the eyes of art, to notice the shapes, colors and smells. To think with my creative heart, not necessarily my linear brain. It's working somewhat. With every painting I create, I get a little better at it. So today, while I have lots and lots to do, I'm going to take it a moment at a time. I need to sit and have coffee with Dan, savor the morning. And tackle each chore today with grace.