22.2.18

#746 To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower...


More than two centuries ago, the great poet William Blake offered the world the most extraordinary of possibilities: To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour. 

Yeah, that would be nice. 

Unfortunately, most of us don't know how to hold eternity in the palm of our hands. In fact, most of us feel lucky if we can just hold it together until the end of the day. The problem, of course, is that mostly we've lost our minds. And I mean that literally. Our attention is endlessly lost in the endless blur of appointments, to-do lists, worry, concern, life, work and agitation that makes up modern life. 

Sometimes, however, for the briefest moment, we do pick up a scent that there is something more going on than this daily round of survival. But those moments pass and waves of mundane urgency swallow us again. Tumbling through the chaos of our day-to-days, we wonder if Blake's vision of a broader, more expansive experience is nothing more than a poet's fancy. Can we really see the Universe in a grain of sand, even as we slog through traffic?  

The connection between the everyday reality we experience and boundless landscapes of cosmic beauty, inspiration and joy is actually so close, so present for us. It's there in the dust on your car, the mess on your desk and the swirling water in your sink. We walk past a thousand, thousand natural miracles every day, from the sun climbing in the sky to the arc of birds seen out our windows. Those miracles are there waiting for us to see them, to notice them. (P.S, Next time you pick up some dry sand, hold it in your hand and to the sun.. can you see what I see?

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keke ] organizer desk . white - (New) @  Shiny Shabby 
keke ] clipped papers . notes to self - (New) @  Shiny Shabby 
keke ] the psychopath - (New) @  Shiny Shabby 
keke ] office chair . wood - (New) @  Shiny Shabby 
keke ] clipped papers - (New) @  Shiny Shabby 
zerkalo ] Cart Daybed - Adult - (New) @  Shiny Shabby 
kunst ] - Antique globe - (New) @  Shiny Shabby 
DISORDERLY. / Antiqued / Key Jar - (New) @  Shiny Shabby 
DISORDERLY. / Antiqued / Key Book & Paper Pile - (New) @  Shiny Shabby 
RKKN. Urban Goggles / Up - M - (New) @  Shiny Shabby 
RKKN. Urban Beanie / Unrigged - M - (New) @  Shiny Shabby 
:BAMSE: The Poet - Coins for Hello Tuesday - (New) @ Bamse 
:BAMSE: The Poet - Typewriter for Hello Tuesday - (New) @ Bamse 
:BAMSE: The Poet - Documents for Hello Tuesday - (New) @ Bamse 
:BAMSE: The Poet - Whisky for Hello Tuesday - (New) @ Bamse 
:BAMSE: The Poet - Pipe for Hello Tuesday - (New) @ Bamse 
:BAMSE: The Poet - Ashtray for Hello Tuesday - (New) @ Bamse 
Little Branch *LB_HazelNutTree.v1{Animated}4Season - (New)  Sense Event 
LB_SakuraTree.v1 {Animated} 7li - (New) @ TLC Event 
LB_KatsuraTree.v1 {Animated} 4Seasons - (New) @ Limit 8 
Trompe Loeil - Piper Hideaway House 
Ariskea [Fluffy] Eucalyptus Plant [Yellow vase] 
Mutresse-Pissed off-Witty Cats 
!Ohmai : Steampunk Light Squirrel / Sit Animated (REZ) 
{CE} Pencils & Notepad 
Kalopsia - Daisy's Water Bottle - Chug 
2769 ~ [bauwerk] Hanging Branch Planter 

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