Sunday, March 7, 2010

Look Under Foot

It's Oscar night. Claire and I are curled up on the big bed, checking out the stars in their designer gowns, sharing our critiques. It's a wonderful night, fun and fancy. And I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little envious because gee, who wouldn't want to be there! But here's the thing. After the awards and the all-night partying, those beautiful people are going to be so happy to get home to their own bed and slip on a pair of sweats and that twenty year old t-shirt tucked under their pillow. And to get out of their Jimmy Choo shoes. Really, how do they walk in those things?

So, in the spirit of art and creativity, here's one of my favorite quotes. A simple reminder to look under foot and remember that the great opportunity is where you are and yes, every place is under the stars.

The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is" look under foot". You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.

~ John Burroughs

Here's to the start of a beautiful, new week.

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to let you know that I'm sitting here in comfy pajamas as I am enjoying your blog, and I am appreciating how good they feel after a long day. Thank you for the reminder to "look under foot."