Monday, June 13, 2011

Common Miracles for a Monday

Our true home is in the present moment.
To live in the present moment is a miracle.
The miracle is not to walk on water.
The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment...
-Thich Nhat Hanh

My most recent Common Miracles include (but are not limited to!):

Riding on the back of the mower while my son drives me through the sprinkler mist.

Huge radishes that slice so thinly into radish salad.

The feeling of sunshine hitting my skin, soaking in.


Basking in the knowledge that morning routines get to be different for awhile.

A song coming back to me, rather by chance, and striking just the right chord. This song did that, just last night.

Everbearing strawberry plants. I'm in awe of them and the bounty we've enjoyed so far this spring/summer.
Seeing friends after 20+ years and having that be like a flash of time (in some ways), and like we've all been through three wars (at least) in another...

Tan lines. I know, it's practically a sin to mention them any more... but to me, THIS spring, it's more than a little miracle to have a couple...

To see other Common Miracle participants and what inspired Chel to start the project, go here.


  1. You can mention tan lines around me all you fact, I hope to get a bit tanner (is that a word?) while down the Cape (Cape Cod to you non-New Englanders) the end of this month.

    Also? Had my first salted radish salad a couple nights was fantastic!

  2. What a beautiful song.

    And, oh, tan lines. I have some VERY interesting tan lines- bathing suit ones, gardening ones, and the worst are the GOGGLE tan lines. Luckily I found a good waterproof sunscreen that has eliminated those for the most part, but for years I walked around looking like I painted white circles around my eyes.

    The radishes- yum! We have giant green salads every night (in bowls made for popcorn!) and the idea of fresh grown radishes mixed in sounds heavenly.


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