Friday, April 9, 2010

Wandering and Wondering.

If life is a poem, then this line from Billy Collins Introduction to Poetry is a day, a year, two years, three, in this life -

“or walk inside the poem’s room
to feel the walls for a light switch.”

Katrina Kenison opens her book, The Gift of an Ordinary Day, with a quote by John Tarrant: “Every step in the dark turns out, in the end, to have been on course after all.”

This, surely, is a gift to all. Not just to us who worry.


  1. grete, i'm laughing at myself. i actually know this now (although at times i didn't) and still, i worry. why would that be?

    i think on myself though and realize that the worry comes in for others. when it is just me i am more constant and able to accept that what will be will be BECAUSE it is intended. and if not intended before, in the case of a lesson set out in advance, then it will teach regardless. the question remains, will i learn?

    (love coming here and thinking, grete. thank you. OH, and your name - are you greta or as it looks, greet?)


  2. What a beautiful post. I finally learned, after 50 years of life, that there are no ordinary days. They are each and every one an extraordinary miracle... Blessings!!

  3. Erin -

    I just read these words in Elizabeth Gilbert’s (of Eat, Pray, Love fame) “Committed”:

    .”..I’d learned enough from life’s experiences to understand that destiny’s intervention can sometimes be read as invitations for us to address and even surmount our biggest fears. It doesn’t take a great genius to recognize that when you are pushed by circumstance to do the one thing you have always most specifically loathed and feared, this can be, at the very least, and interesting growth opportunity.”

    Interesting indeed.....

    My name is g r E t E --- E as in Erin both places :-)

    Marion -

    I, too, am a slow learner :-)