Ordinary life was laced with miracles

Ordinary life was laced with miracles, I knew that, had read enough poetry to understand that we are elevated with the knowing, and yet it was difficult to notice and be grateful when one was continually fatigued and irritated.  I suppose that unquenchable sense of wonder is what separates us dolts from the saints and the poets.  This was the lesson, perhaps, that I was sent to learn: the old life was worth having at any expense.

– Jane Hamilton, A Map of the World


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2 Comments

  1. Posted November 8, 2013 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    What a piercing quote, particularly given the context. Cuts right to the marrow and then strips away the superfluous crap that can weigh one down…

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    Right? I agree … xoxo

  2. Posted November 8, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    “…yet it was difficult to notice and be grateful when one was continually fatigued and irritated.”

    I could have that tattooed on my forehead.
    Ironically, I actually do have a tattoo that says “miracle.”

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