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the value of a seemingly ordinary moment

I happened to chance upon a quote in the movie, “Up”: “Sometimes, you will never know the value of a moment.Until it becomes a memory”. It coincides with what’s on my mind…

a realization of the wonder and sheer beauty of existence

“When before the beauty of a sunset or of a mountain you pause and exclaim, ‘Ah,’ you are participating in divinity.” Such a moment of participation involves a realization of the wonder and sheer beauty of existence. People living in the world of nature experience such moments every day. They live in the recognition of something there that is much greater than the human dimension.

When a spider makes a beautiful web

When a spider makes a beautiful web, the beauty comes out of the spider’s nature. It’s instinctive beauty. How much of the beauty of our own lives is about the beauty of being alive? How much of it is conscious and intentional? That is a big question.