Beauty in the Ordinary

This is not about being brilliant, or extraordinary, it's not about wanting to be famous, or making headlines, or trying to impress...this about sharing a 'gift' each day with the lift the spirit of people when they read this blog, to show them the beauty in the ordinary.
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Thursday, July 28, 2011

'Let the Beauty we love be what we do.

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.'

- Rumi

Trish at Peony Princess is creating these lovely hanging glass jars

for an upcoming wedding that she is designing for a friend.

I think they are so beautiful!

They reminded me of these words by John O'Donahue

which he wrote about Beauty.

'The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere - in the landscape

music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love,

religion and in ourselves.

At first, it sounds completely naive to suggest that now might be

a time to invoke and awaken beauty.


when we experience the Beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming.

Some of our most wonderful memories are of beautiful places where we felt immediately at home.

We feel most alive in the presence of the Beautiful for it meets the needs of our soul.

... we can slip into the Beautiful with the same ease we slip into the seamless embrace

of water; something ancient within us already trusts that this embrace will hold us.

When we awaken to the call of Beauty, we become aware of new ways

of being in the world. We were created to be creators, and

at its deepest heart, creativity is meant to serve and evoke beauty.

The wonder of the Beautiful is its ability to surprise us.

With swift, sheer grace, it is like a divine breath that blows the heart open.

love from Victoria


  1. I love Trish's idea of the flower jars - they're beautiful - just the tight setting for a wedding. John D's words are beautiful too!

  2. I want that kitchen. It is so bright, so pristine. Does anyone really eat in there.

    We all need simple beauty in our lives, it enriches our being.

  3. This is such a lovely blog,peace and serenity overcomes you thinking of those jars.

  4. Tks Molly - Yup it's going to be a beautiful wedding!

    I dream of that kitchen Maybe! I love the mirror and the chandelier and the table and chairs and the cabinets and the floor...aaah I love it all

    beauty and serentity... yes they go hand in hand together don't you think Blessed Life

  5. Such a beautiful picture. Such amazing words.
    Thank you for sharing them.

  6. That is a wonderful analysis of Beauty, Victoria. By the way that header image is those chairs.


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