Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Moments that you get to LIVE

This morning I woke up and felt the sun on my face I brushed my teeth and I pulled my hair up. I pulled on my grey sweater and tied on an old pair of worn out imitation converse sneakers from Target. I filled my Trader Joes bag with books, ballet slippers and a granola bar and walked out the door, I made it down five flights of stairs and felt ready to start a new day. Unlocking my bike I began pedaling towards new hopes and dreams. It seems to me that much of life is filled with a lot of very ordinary experiences that seem rather unimportant and uninteresting. I have also noticed that life is full of many difficult experiences but in the midst of doing ordinary things everyday and dealing with the hard things in life there are moments that the clouds lift and a person is able to simply live and taste something of the divine. This week has been an interesting week, I have had a lot to do and had several times when I just had to stop and take a break. On Tuesday I was feeling stressed, I hadn’t packed myself a lunch so I ended up running to Au Bon Pain for a cup of soup. Rather than staying inside I decided to walk outside across the street and enjoy the beauty of the Christian Science Center. I sat down cross legged in front of a patch of Lavender in front of the reflecting pool and simply LIVED.


Jay McCarthy said...

Great picture!

The CSC is interesting... it is essentially their Temple Sq.

Carly Jo Porter said...

I love you Katie WInder

glausers said...

katie! i didn't know you had a blog! i'm glad I found you! i love that pic of you. i think it is beautiful!

Jer and Dano said...

KATIE you are beautiful. I'm coming to visit soon!!!! What are you doing for the holidays?

Chase said...

No worries about the time - I hope your computer is feeling better because I've loved your post as well.
Well, for your question, it was A Nun's Story. I really didn't know what to expect, but my friend told me that Hepburn films were usually cutesy romances. This was a lot different yet I really loved it. If you haven't seen it, Hepburn becomes a nun because she hopes to serve as nurse in a clinic in the congo. The scenes in Africa really hit me, I want to go there some day and actually do something instead of just being a tourist. So now I'm looking at the Anthropology program, we'll just have to see where it goes. That'd make a good story though some day:
"What got you into Anthropology?"
"Audrey Hepburn."
Just too many good things to do here. So what are your plans for the Holidays because I'd love to hang out if we can?

atoastokos said...

I like you so much. Why were not better friends in high school? I saw your blog on Teandra's blog and glanced at it. I think we had a seminary class together...? Anyhow, wonderful to see such a creative, glowy spirit. Makes me so happy. I hope you don't mind if I frequent your blog.

Koseli Christensen (now Cummings)