Wisdom from Buechner

Listen to your life. I discovered that if you keep your eye peeled to it and your ears open, if you really pay attention to it, even such a limited and limiting life as the one I was living on Rupert Mountain opened up to extraordinary vistas. Taking your children to school and kissing your wife goodbye. Eating lunch with a friend. Trying to do a decent day's work. Hearing the rain patter against the window. There is no event so commonplace but that God is present in it, always hiddenly, always leaving you to recognize him or not to recognize him, but all the more fascinatingly because of that, all the more compellingly and hauntingly....If I were called upon to state in a few words the essence of everything I was trying to say both as a novelist and as a preacher, it would be something like this: 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 itself is grace.
--Frederick Buechner


Photos Postponed Indefinitely

Because I am having so much trouble posting photos to my blog, I am going to set that endeavor on the back burner for awhile and, instead, concentrate on writing stuff.

However, if you're interested, you can see some of my favorite photos of the Netherlands, Africa, and friends/family back home, because most days I will be posting photos on my newly established PhotoLog. Click on "Jackie's Photos" to the left for today's update.


Polderpalooza: Images

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if you wish to view the first photo in my photolog!