We saw this beautiful bird out on our deck this afternoon and John found out it was the Northern Flicker. He had never seen one before (which also means I probably haven't since without him, my bird repertoire was a cardinal, a robin, a blue jay, oh, and a duck) so we watched it for awhile and then found it in the bird book. It was all quite exciting, and this quote which I wanted to put in here today goes with that quite well. Keep your eyes open!
There is no event so commonplace but that God is present within it, always hidden, always leaving you room to recognize him or not to recognize him, but all the more fascinating because of that, all the more compelling and haunting.
Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is.
In the boredom and the pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.