July 15, 2010

The Ordinary Day

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are... Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect Tomorrow.  One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in my pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.
- Mary Jean Iron 

No great thoughts today - just this quote that I'm trying my hardest to live by.  I am always guilty of looking for the "rare and perfect Tomorrow."  I often find myself bored, discontent, feeling glum - whatever you call it - with my daily routine.  These words are a sobering reminder for me to appreciate what I have and to cherish every day.  There are extraordinary days every now and then - but the normal, uneventful passing of time is what really makes up the substance of life.  It's up to me to decide what I make of it.

I love busts - they just look so academic.  

1 comment:

  1. I love your new blog! Especially the pictures! If my favorite granddaughter has to live in NYC I'm glad her talented Mom is also a great photographer. Got an idea for hi-lo of the day. I read an article about Angie Harmon in GHK and she had a similar family tradition and they called it sharing "thorns and roses" at dinner time.Doesn't that sound neat? Oh yeah, loved the Imagine photo, too. One of our favs in NYC.