Paying Attention

Irises are not my favourite flower. They’re messy, loud, out of control things, that hold little attraction to me.

And yet, there is something comforting about this budding iris—maternal, even. In it I see tenderness, care, and hope. I see the hand and heart of God.

I am reminded that those judgements I am prone to make are folly and that there is always more to something than I see at first.

Instructions for living a life:
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.

Mary Oliver

 

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I’m a writer, reader, photographer, and gardener. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.

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