Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Breathe {inspiration for Wednesdays}

Recently my "status" on Facebook was a line from a poem by Mary Oliver...."When it's over, I want to say; all my life/I was a bride married to amazement".

Today I am amazed at where life will grow!  How is it that plants and flowers will grow in the cement cracks of sidewalks and streets?  How is it that beauty springs up in places of great hardship?  Why does life appear in the most hostile of places and predicaments?

I have been watching (like much of the rest of the world) the story of the Chilean miners.  There they were - trapped in the lifeless rock - with no way out.  And yet even there, where despair could have taken over, hope, life and community blossomed.  Somewhere inside that rocky prison, seeds of life grew...

That amazes me!!  It also makes me look at the tough issues in my life in a new light.  Now instead of just the "rocks", I am keeping an eye out for signs of life!

Breathe, smile and go slowly.

1 comment:

kathi said...

i LOVE this pic! another beautiful one, tara!