Morning delight!

A little something I wrote today early morning in my delight.  We have been experiencing a mini drought and I suddenly heard the pitter patter, smelt the change in the air, felt the difference!

Rain!

Liquid refreshment
Satiating parched earth while
Birds chirp morning songs.

Materialism Musing

When we can enjoy all these things as holy, “the world becomes a communion of subjects more than a collection of objects.” These words were said by Fr. Thomas Berry (1914–2009) who changed from theologian to geologian. For more on this epiphany of theologian to geologian, and the man himself, check out the following link: http://thomasberry.org/life-and-thought/about-thomas-berry/geologian

Purpose in Life and St. Catherine of Siena

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Howard Thurman quote from the book ‘The Living Wisdom of Howard Thurman: A Visionary for Our Time’

This reminded of someone who said this succinctly a lot earlier, St. Catherine of Siena, whose feast day is today. One of her famous quotes says:

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”

There is a free screening of the St. Catherine of Siena movie available through the end of tomorrow, link follows, if anyone is interested in learning more about this remarkable individual: https://special.wordonfire.org/stcatherinebook?

Wabi-sabi…the

Japanese worldview centered on the imperfect, the impermanent, the incomplete.

 

“There is beauty and humility in imperfection”

– Guillermo del Toro

 

The idea of the perfectly imperfect, for as Leonard Cohen sang in Anthem,

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”