Wednesday, February 9, 2011

ordinary


Today was just a regular day, one that included happy moments and frustration and ordinary tasks. Small failures and successes in general and with each other. Probably how most days in our family life will go down in memory; meaning, not particularly memorable at all. Yet remembered in that all of our days, our experiences, collectively, the good, the great, the bad, become part of the fabric of us.

5 comments:

Emily Vanessa said...

We need the ordinary to appreciate what's special though. The weekend is always too short but I know that if I didn't work, I'd find it hard to be as motivated to do so much. My days are often ordinary too but yesterday the sun came out and there was the loveliest sky and I rushed out with the camera. I love both of your photos and can never get sick of blue skies.

KPiep said...

The older I get the more I want ordinary.

One of my favorite books (Cowboy Feng's Space Bar And Grill) has a lovely passage about how we are raised on the fairy tale only to grow up to hopefully realize that - beautiful as it may be - a mountain peak is no place to live. The plateau - as ordinary as it may seem is where we should be.

Kwana said...

I know those days well. We do have to stop and appreciate them.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts here!

Francesca said...

Beautiful post. I'm thinking along those lines too these days and, coincidentally these thoughts are connected with something I'm doing with the help of your calendar, which I hope to write about soon!