Friday, March 23, 2018

The best of ordinary days

                                                                               
                            'Woman Waiting for the Moon to Rise' by Shoen Uemura (1944)

Actually, there are no ordinary days. Every day is extraordinary. I am glad for each one that I encounter when I wake, whether gray or sunny it really doesn't matter to me. I get another chance and that is all that matters.

Today

My roommate brought home a begonia with the palest peach blossoms.

My daughter sent me a sweet letter heavy with her golden heart.

I listened to the downstairs tenant tell me all about the new exercise pants that he got on line and he was smiling and happy because I listened with genuine interest.

My sister called with some sad news and we shared a moment of tenderness that we don't always get to experience.

I brought home Paul Newman's pizza and shared it with my roommate and she actually liked it. It was so good to see her enjoy something American.

I was sick last night, but it's gone today.

Yesterday I built a planter for the strawberries that I will plant on the deck and admired it's perfect imperfection  each time I walked past the window.


An ordinary life, in an ordinary, extraordinary day.






26 comments:

  1. It sounds like a wonderful day. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures the strawberries in a few months. I'd like to see the planter, too.

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    1. Ha! I'll send you a picture. It's the first woodwork project I've done it about 3 years. It was really fun because I did just about everything wrong you could do...but it's standing!

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  2. as every day should be. what makes us happy are the simple things, not the extraordinary events.

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  3. So true and thank you for the reminder.

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  4. This is a great post. I think maybe I think too big when it comes to what matters.

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    1. I know what you mean, Birdie. I usually only see the big stuff, my brain goes too fast and is full of so much stuff, (most of which is of no use whatsoever). But I'm trying to go slower. It's helping me.xo

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  5. Aww. I love that you listened to your downstairs neighbor, so many people can be so touched when people just take time to acknowledge and be present. You’re so good at that.

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    1. It's one of your best skills, Steph. You are "present" for everyone! Love you xo

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  6. These days are the best, I think.

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  7. I don't know why but you made me well up a bit. You're extraordinary, you are. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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