LeAnne Martin
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


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,


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