Monday, November 7, 2011

on procrastination and the wonder of it all...



here's a secret. i should be paying bills and making doctor appointments and doing laundry. instead, i'm looking at photos of seaweed. strange, bright, glistening orange vegetation from some mysterious underwater world. emerald sea-moss, washed up at my feet one brilliantly hot summer's day, to meet the lens of my camera. 




and somehow the things to do take second place to the things which shout out "miracle!" 

isn't that a wonder? 

18 comments:

lilylovekin said...

I think this is so wonderful, just enjoying what IS-I"m sitting with a warm little dog in my lap just enjoying the moment. Life is short it is important to take in the simple pleasures.

Kay L. Davies said...

Bautiful photos of the things which can transport us from everyday to-do lists to a world beyond our understanding: the sea, so rich and varied, delivers some of its wonders to our feet, while thousands of others remain hidden.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

beth said...

maybe it's something in the air....i am procrastinating too....i think it's because miracles can't wait. laundry can :)

Loree said...

A total wonder.. And I am so glad you mentioned it was orange seaweed. I was thinking it was an orange leaf on snow.

Nancy said...

Love it! Somehow, I think you may have chosen what Our Lord described to Mary and Martha as "that better thing."

S. Etole said...

Indeed it is! Mercies new every day before our very eyes.

emily wierenga said...

oh leslie, this made me teary. sometimes i get so tired of being a grown-up. sometimes i wonder if the world would really fall apart if i did what you were doing and just enjoyed beauty for awhile. thank you for reminding me that it wouldn't. i hope you are feeling well...

Ostriches Look Funny said...

YAY! I'm so glad you procrastinated. I've been thinking about how we rush and hurry lately. I think God is trying to tell me that there's no need...we live forever you know, even after we die. What's the rush? :) Love it. As always.

rebecca said...

whenever i come to see you,
i find a miracle.
sending you love and then,
more some!

Jodi said...

Gifts from the sea! I supposed to be leaving for work but I'd rather talk to you. xx

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

it's a good thing you remind me of the power of procrastination. i wrestle with it, these days, besides all the rest, but not doing anything, for as long as it takes, broadens the mind significantly, so as to we can see the (new) plot again. i'm sure you feel quite refreshed and hooray to that!
n♥

Francesca said...

it is a wonder, and I'm glad you and your lens stopped to take notice.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Very cool. I'd rather see the seaweed and not the laundry. :)

Emily said...

should we procrastinate even more and go collect seaweed today? i vote yes...

becky said...

It's a wonder to just be, isn't it? I need to do a bit more of that...unfortunately, I'm TASK-oriented! Always the list...

Beth said...

Sometimes we just need to set the other things of life aside and view life through the eyes of a camera. It's surprising how 'resusitating' that it is!

rebecca said...

dear one,
thank you for your visit...how perfect you would pick that line, i was thinking of you when i wrote those words...

xoxoxxoxoxoxox

Rick said...

A favorite expression I've seen somewhere (at the end of a comedy show, I think) is - 'time well wasted'.

There will always be time to do those mundane things in life - but contemplating miracles is living consciously.

No one ever said on their deathbed "I wish I'd done more housework !"