Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mystery and Spirit

"To be alive is not primarily a linear experience. It's a mix of dreaming and running to the store for a quart of milk. Our lives have depth, in part, because we can't make sense of everthing. Life doesn't make sense; it's more complicated than our linear way of knowing. Mystery and spirit run through our days like rivers and sustain us."
Patrice Vecchione in "Writing and the Spiritual Life"

What a relief to know that I don't need to make sense of everything! I took this photo while I was filling my car up with gas. The dreamlike feel of the mist contrasted with the practical activity of pumping gas. Who would know that I was standing next to my car as I took this photo. I am reminded to see the beauty wherever I am.

1 comment:

Joanne Huffman said...

I always love it when there are moments of beauty during the mundane.