(Because delight doesn't have to cost you a dime)
Thank you for sharing your artist’s date and this beautiful reflection on wonder. Beauty constantly draws me back and makes me feel more childlike, more in-step with God, when I get low to notice. For some reason the tiniest things creation usually make me feel the most awe--like that tendril extended out to meet you. Love this 🖤
Some really great wisdom and quotes in this! Love the Mary Oliver quote so much. That one really resonates with me. Saving to read this again. Thank you for this post!
Ann Lamott is a wise woman... As are you; thank you for sharing, Kris.
everything you say here about grief is true in my experience. I put cosper's book on my book list. I beginning to see the possibility of wonder and actuallly experience it sometimes. What you wrote here is encouraging. Thank you.
Oh, wow, it's like an old-school blog. I forgot how great those were! So fun to be able to leave a comment and tell you how much I appreciate this essay, Kris. Especially because plants are my love language. :) They bring me deep delight and great joy, and frequently move me to praise. God, I am convinced, is a gardener. Thank you for all these lovely pictures! And for your lovely reflections on beauty, wonder, and the necessity of paying attention. (Although I do love that God sometimes almost insists on our noticing, pulling out all the stops so we'll be gobsmacked enough to look and see and be blessed.)