Thursday, July 30, 2009

Beauty in the Commonplace

I do love this quotation. It reminds me to look for beauty in the little things of everyday. Right now, it's so hot I can hardly think, but I can hear my neighbour's water fountain trickling coolness in the evening. Cold soups have become a staple for dinner. I make one in the morning and it sits, melding flavours beautifully and getting cold in the refrigerator all day.

Last night we went to the lake. I swam and swam until I had goosebumps. We were in the water for over an hour, floating on tubes, or swimming lazily and chatting.

And last night we slept outdoors again. I was awake for a long time - I forgot that the iced tea I made was caffeinated - oh dear. But I lay and looked at the stars and saw two more shooting stars. Now, I have to ask myself, are there always this many? And why don't I see them? Then I realized - I'm usually in my room at midnight, not laying outside looking up at the sky. And it made me think - how many more wonders are out there that I don't even notice, because I'm not looking. It's a reminder to me to keep my eyes open no matter where I am.
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  1. I love that quote. Makes you think! Did you make the collage? I love it.
    We should keep our eyes to the skies...
    Hugs from Texas.

  2. You know, it sounds like the heat wave has really been a blessing in disquise! It has given you the opportunity for some quiet relaxation..."Catch those fallen stars and put them in your pocket--save them for a rainy day"...

    Thanks for sharing...

  3. Thanks for the reminder to keep our eyes open. Enjoyed the quote you shared!

    Your soups sound dee-lish! I'd say that's a beautiful way to stay cool!

  4. Love the quote makes me think of a song from a musical I love called, "Good News." (June Allyson and Peter Lawford) The lyrics go something like, "...the moon belongs to everyone... the best things in life are free... Stars belong to everyone... they cling there for you and for me... Flowers in spring... the robins that sing... the sunbeams that shine... They're yours and they're mine..."

    Glad you are finding joys in the seemingly insignificant things. I am sure the heat cannot last.



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