Wednesday 30 May 2018

Wednesday Thoughts . . .


I have always enjoyed visiting old cemetaries. They are quiet and calm places . . . places of great solitude and places of great reflection . . . places of illumination. I like to walk amongst the headstones, occasionally stopping to read one which catches my eye.  I think about the people that are buried there and wonder about the lives that they once lived. 

I am reminded in the stillness and quiet . . . that until it is carved in stone, realizing our dreams and potential is possible every day of our lives . . . so long as we are able to recognize what exactly it is that makes us happy.

Have you ever seen or read Thornton Wilder's play, "Our Town?"  It is a three act play which is a character story about an average town's citizens in the early twentieth century as depicted through their everyday lives.  The play is set in a 1930s theater, using the actions of the Stage Manager to create the town of Grover's Corners for the audience. Scenes from its history between the years of 1901 and 1913 play out.

There is an especially poignant scene in the play which takes place in a graveyard.  Ghosts comfort the young heroine, Emily, who has recently passed away giving birth to her child.  In this scene, Emily (longing for the life she just left), wishes to revisit just one . . . ordinary . . . unimportant day in her life.  When her wish is granted, she realizes just how very much the living take for granted . . .

It becomes almost too much for her to bear . . .

"I didn't realize," she sadly says, "all that was going on and we never noticed.  Good-bye world.  Good-bye Gover's Corners . . . mama and papa.  Good-bye to clocks ticking . . . and mama's sunflowers.  And food and coffee.  And new-ironed dresses and hot baths . . . and sleeping and waking up. Oh, earth, you are too wonderful for anybody to realize you."

How often do we stop to recognize and experience the sacredness of the ordinary?  We are surrounded every day by a bazillion ordinary things . . . things that we take so for granted, simple things . . . things that we would miss so very much were they ever to be taken suddenly away from us.  Feelings and experiences that we discard every day as meaningless . . . and worthless . . . but are they really??? 

How much would we miss simply waking up in the morning . . . if . . . on one day we were not to wake up?  Or how much would we miss the feeling of warm sun on our faces . . . if it suddenly ceased to shine?  Or the sound of raindrops hitting our windows if the rain never fell again?  What if the world amazingly became completely silent around us . . . and there was no more birdsong, or leaves rustling . . . or any other noise?  

What if,  like King Midas . . . suddenly everything we touched, turned to Gold, and we could never ever touch anything again for fear of it being rendered lifeless and cold.  What if all the ordinary . . . sacredly singular . . . moments of our every day . . . just suddenly disappeared into nothingness, never to be felt, or seen, or breathed in, or heard, or experienced  . . . ever again.

 We must learn not to squander or throw away even one "Unimportant" day of our lives, by not noticing the wonder of it all . . . the sacredness of simple moments . . .

“If we constantly focus on the stones in our mortal path, we will almost surely miss the beautiful flower or cool stream provided by a loving Father who outlined our journey.”
~Jeffrey R Holland  

Not sure what today will bring weather-wise.  We've had quite a few sunny and warm days in a row. This morning there is a lot of mist about . . . but it's been my experience that when you have a misty morning . . . there follows a brilliant day.  No matter what the day should bring it is my wish that you have a lovely day today, filled to overflowing with simple moments and experiences that fill your hearts with joy.  May your soul feast upon whatever it is that the day brings to you.

A thought to carry with you  . . .

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I am listening to: The Joy of Womanhood, Margaret D Nadauld 


In the English Kitchen today a delicious creamy Chive & Shallot Vinaigrette!   I love salads and I love having a delicious dressing with them!

Have a fabulous Wednesday no matter what you get up to!  Don't forget!

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And I do too! 


  1. Hi Marie, definitely food for thought in this post, I loved it!

    Enjoy your day, lot's of love xxx

    1. Thanks Kate! Not as sunny today! Quite overcast but not raining, not yet anyways! Love and hugs. xoxo

  2. There truly is so much we take for granted. They say each day if a gift from God and what we do with it is our gift to God. So important to be thankful for all we have and to look for and the see the beauty all around us. I'm not a fan of cemeteries at all but your pictures are just beautiful .

    1. Like you I am a person that lives life with gratitude Pam! God bless! xoxo

  3. I hope we miss nothing..that would be terrible to miss all we love..I hope that there is no longing and of any worry.That's what I hope:)

    1. The bible says there will be no more weeping or wailing or gnasing of teeth and He will wipe away every tear! I think we will be at peace! xoxo

  4. I really loved that talk on the Joy of Womenhood; excellent! Wow, today was such a beautiful reflectiive post. It gave me a lot ot ponder. I think I need to take time to recognize the ordinary moments of my life. I do a journal and that helps a lot but you mentioned so many things that I would for sure miss if I wasn’t here. When I was a hospice nurse I use to think about and wonder what items and special moments that one would miss when they pass. Sometimes, they would talk about it but often not. We must cease the day and enjoy the moments for sure. Thanks for your endearing thoughts today dear friend.
    Love you for them! Hugs~


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