to walk on earth

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth.

Every day we are engaged in a miracle we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the curious eyes of a child, our own two eyes.

All is a miracle.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Another beautiful passage that I was reminded of by Claudia’s gorgeous blog, A First Sip.  Thich Nhat Hanh has been a favorite of mine since I read Peace is Every Step in college.  My children like his work too.  After Monday’s events in Boston, the notion of walking [running] on earth being a miracle resonates particularly deeply with me (this had been set as my quote for this day for weeks, but of course I read it differently now)


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3 Comments

  1. Anne
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    Beautiful quote, especially in the midst of a very hard week. I am thinking of you and yor family and hoping you are staying safe and together through all the police craziness.

  2. Posted April 19, 2013 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    Beautiful passage- and one that I SO needed to read today. A reminder to seek out the beauty that’s right before us. Thank you. <3

  3. Posted April 19, 2013 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Beautiful. You, your family, and Boston are in my thoughts and prayers today as more terrifying events unfold.