Monday, November 8, 2010


"There are only two ways to live your life.
One as though nothing is a miracle. The other as though everything is a miracle."
- Albert Einstein

This quote has popped up in more than one place for me lately, so it gave me pause as I read it again this morning. I like the idea of the second way - that everything is a miracle. Look at the beauty that is around us, all day, every day, when we stop to look. The beauty that can be found in a rotting door, peeling paint, corroding metal. I love it.

I think that artists in particular must live in this way - that everything is miracle. How else would you be able to create, if you could not first see the world around us with a sense of amazement? That each thing is a gift - the bird's song, the turn of phrase, the peeling paint, the situations we find ourselves in. How can we choose to use that gift? Easier to think about when it's taking a photo of a door like this in Murano, harder when we find ourselves in a difficult situation with another person. 

I don't know the answer to that yet, but I like the idea of miracles much better than the alternative.


  1. I'm with you. It is all about the attitude. Looking at life with bliss and folly. hee hee!

    xo Hope you have a wonderful day!

  2. I'm with you too. Every time I look around me I see miracles. To see nothing as a miracle brings everything down to the 'known' rather than the 'imagined' which is where our creative spirits come from.

  3. I'm also for everything being miraculous!! Absolutely. When we forget that we become kind of dead to life. :)

  4. Great post, I'm with you too! I'd rather see the miraculous than the mundane, but sometimes it's pure wonder that feeds the spirit. I have to admit I don't always see the beauty in things, but that doesn't stop me from trying to find the wonder and story in it!

    Have a great day!

  5. Miracles don't come free--they have both positive and negative threads.

  6. The problem with miracles is no matter how they present themselves, we are usually too busy to notice. It's not that miracles come and go, it is that we, are unaware.

    The more you are able to see, the more you will see. Want more miracles in your life - pay attention, they aren't going anywhere...

  7. I choose the second way also. This is a wonderful quote and post.
    Have a great day Kat!


  8. Albert always sums it up so well, doesn't he? I love the second part too :)

  9. I'm for miracles too! And I live in a wonderland :)

  10. Si, senora. Look for the miracles, they are everywhere when we really open our eyes. It's hard sometimes. Albert's quote is perfect.

  11. I love the idea of looking for miracles everywhere, a much happier way to live a life.


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