Sunday, February 12, 2012

Thought for the Day

Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery
that it is. In the boredom and 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 is grace.

Quoted from Frederick Buechner, Now and Then: A Memoir of Vocation (HarperOne, 1991)

(My thanks to this Curator Magazine essay in which Kendall Ruth quoted Buechner.)

Buechner Institute at King College


Anonymous said...

hello Maureen.. I really happy, I found someone who also like pablo neruda..

Kathleen Overby said...

Kendal Ruth is a Kindlingsfest friend of mine. Great photographer and writer. Loverby and I needed this quote today. Thanks Maureen.

S. Etole said...

Each moment a gift ... thank you for this, Maureen.

Anonymous said...

oh, how i like this

Louise Gallagher said...

Thank you Frederick Buechner -- a lovely thought to sleep on.