I managed to find something up my alley at the quilt show this year. This is a quilt that is all headstones and epitaphs.
But I am not always morbid. One thing that this specialty has helped with is my appreciation of the mundane. Every single day I find something that makes me stop and think: this is a wonderful part of being alive. I really do stop and smell flowers all the time. And I love pictures and video because they are little windows into the beauty of our lives.
When I was downloading the camera from the quilt show, I found this little clip. I think it is incredibly beautiful in its completely normal moment. We were at dinner at a friend's house. There were 6 adults, 5 kids ages 2-9 and one dog. The screaming in the background is from the boys playing pirates. This was just a second before we all sat down to eat. It is so normal, but as it was happening I thought it was lovely enough to film. Then again, forty minutes later I was on my way to a funeral home for two visitations of old friends...
I love those little every day moments. They are the precious saffron of life.