slowing down and counting blessings

We had a non-stop day, working on a big project, then racing back to write a post many hours late…wondering if we might write about lateness, or busyness or not-living-up-to-our-obligationness, which so many people we know are trying to figure out. We were poking around the files, half-written posts, and bookmarked bits when we STOPPED to watch a video clip Cara de Silva sent us this morning with these words:

This is a segment of a TED talk that I found profoundly moving because of the images and the speaker and the narrative. Somehow all together they go beyond the subject.

She was talking about the 4-minute video filmmaker and TED speaker Louie Schwartzberg had used as an example in his Ted Talk about what his work as a cinematographer using time-lapse photography had taught him over the years: gratitude. It’s narrated by David Steindl-Rast, a Catholic Benedictine monk known for his work on the interaction between spirituality and science.

We’ve set the video above to jump right into this beautiful little film.

It made us look back at the day and see how much we’d really taken in, and how much we let fly by.

It called us back…

Thanks a million, Cara!


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