Surprised By Beauty

Our lengthy January thaw continues. It is a relief to be warm, to catch a glimpse of sun, and to walk safely, if carefully, across parking lots.

Speaking of thaws, yesterday I was reminded that every now and then beauty intrudes, catching our attention in the most mundane of locations. We were grocery shopping when, as we wandered through the local super market, still not picking up everything we needed, or even what was on the list held securely in my pocket, I became aware that in the moment those ridiculously inane rows of shelving were heartrendingly beautiful, and that sometimes the world is almost unendurably precious. Continue reading