January Theme: Abundance
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
I must remember that two human miracles live in our house – Delycia and I. Strangely, I fear that I am often fairly oblivious to these miracles. Each of us is a ceaseless wonder, and yet I generally pass the minutes of my day in ignorance of this, as though she and I are, well, just interesting, instead of thoroughly astonishing. The fact is that, when we’re home together, we’re in the presence of two human Grand Canyons, and yet I act (at least sometimes) like I don’t even notice the amazing spectacle. Somehow, I have to remind myself that our lives are an endless wonder. As we sleep together, talk together, sit together, or go our separate ways in different parts of the house, each of us is an ever-renewing fountain of ideas – ideas that seem to come from nowhere and are thoroughly fresh and powerful (though I often don’t realize it). Strange as it might sound, Delycia and I are transformed every moment, totally re-made with a brand-new idea in a brand-new moment. The Grand Canyon is a surprisingly apt analogy. If we were visiting the actual Grand Canyon, we would be thrilled from start to finish, and yet…there is splendor enough in both of us here on Riverbend Drive to surpass a dozen Grand Canyons. There’s the endless birth of ideas. There’s youthful wisdom as astounding as sheer cliffs. There are two oceans of thoughts far more vast than the canyon.
I guess we should keep our eyes wide open in wonder.