Friday, October 24, 2014

Golden State

Golden State
Oil on Wood
In the midst of a world besieged, here sits our Beautiful and bountiful golden state. Appreciating that and so many small moments of grace that rain down around us every day. 

 Laura McBride said it all in her engaging, optimistic book, "We Are Called to Rise:"

"It all matters. That someone turns out the lamp, picks up the windblown wrapper, says hello to the invalid, pays at the unattended lot, listens to the repeated talk, folds the abandoned laundry, plays the game fairly, tells the story honestly, acknowledges help, gives credit, says good night, resists temptation, wipes the counter, waits at the yellow, makes the bed, tips the maid, remembers the illness, congratulates the victor, accepts the consequences, takes a stand, steps up, offers a hand, goes first, goes last, chooses the small portion, teaches the child, tends to the dying, comforts the grieving, removes the splinter, wipes the tear, directs the lost, touches the lonely, is the whole thing.

What is the most beautiful is least acknowledged.

What is worth dying for is barely noticed."

Words to remember.

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