Life itself is grace

Digging for our advent devotional yesterday I also found my friend Joel Armstrong‘s recent book Wired (most of our books are still packed for lack of shelving). I kept it out — I’d been thinking of the book the previous week anyway — and thought this quote was good for the season.

    Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.

The Adam Sandler movie Click was on last night, which I’d seen at some point in the past, and it reinforces Buechner’s point that even the low points in life are worth savoring, as difficult as they might be.

Life itself is grace.

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About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at pcNielsen.com.

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