LeAnne Martin
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Beauty and the Beholder

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

To Openness

So much escapes our notice. So much depends on our openness--openness to God and to the beauty He has created. I like this quote and thought you might too.


"There is ecstasy in paying attention. You can get into a kind of Wordsworthian openness to the world, where you see in everything the essence of holiness, a sign that God is implicit in all of creation." Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

3 comments:

Brenda Leyland said...

LeAnne, Thanks for sharing that quote by Anne Lamott. I'll have to go get the book and hunt for that quote. I probably have it marked, but I'd forgotten till you reminded me.

So thank you!

Pam said...

such a good quote! it reminds me of a quote i just posted yesterday also, by elizabeth barrett browning:

"Earth's crammed with heaven
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes -
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries."

a happy mother's day to you!

LeAnne Benfield Martin said...

Thank you for your comments and for reading. Pam, I like your quote, too. It's a favorite for sure.

Happy Mother's Day,
LeAnne

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