Monday, November 7, 2011

allow the unexpected

"our brightest blazes
of gladness
are commonly kindled
by unexpected sparks."
-samuel johnson

while grumbling about snow and the cold and the inconvenience of it all as i was getting ready for an unscheduled shift at work this morning, i was caught unaware by this little fellow. he was only a few feet from me and i hadn't even noticed him until he announced his presence with a resounding "blaaaaaa!"

don't you just love the unexpected ways the universe reminds you to be present when you aren't?


p.s. more needle chanting pics to come very soon!


  1. He is so sweet. I love goats, I miss my goats, brilliant animals!

  2. i miss my goats, too! and the lovely goat milk and cheese that came along with them!

  3. What a great post, Joe. Thanks for this great start to my day :-)

  4. such a simple surprise...but filled with so much wonder!

  5. Sometimes I do, and sometimes I don'

  6. yes that was an aha moment for me - thank you