28 May 2013

a pause :: for small

making scones on a saturday morning. small bits of flour everywhere. the tiniest of bits caught upon the edge of the bowl. in the moments between the pulling together of the flour, the sugar, and the milk; in the moments between the kneading of the batter out on the table and the placing of them into the oven, there are small bits of quiet, a pause of my breath, all caught in a larger busier one: of boys scattered around the living room, peels of laughter in early morning sun; of dogs beneath my feet, a husband sleeping in, and birds whistling their sweet song outside. these small strands of life weave up our larger tapestry.
    a small fraction that fits into the morning,
                     that clicks into place
 on a weekend,
        that completes, someday, perhaps,
a larger whole.

i am sure my boys won't remember the exact scones made on this very day, but i hope they remember the small moments scooped up and threaded into the larger moments of their own story.
this smallness, this insignificance; moments so small, yet so intrinsic, help forge Life so large.  
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joining in with raincoast creative salon & bedsidesign for fotopholio.

18 comments:

  1. You are right, it is the small things, the smallest of moments, that are the woven fabric of life. And they are also the sanctuary when it is needed.

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    1. Yes. I love the imagery of a sanctuary. thanks so! xo

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  2. Ah I love this Rebecca, and these small moments create a full life. I love theses photos.

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  3. They will remember, I'm sure of it.

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    1. You are too kind! I am still not convinced, but I hope they have echoes of it in their hearts. xo

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  4. It takes a whole lot of small moments to make up that life doesn't it? So we keep creating them each day...

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  5. Oh my. May I please come and just sit in a tiny corner of your kitchen next time and drink in this bliss!?

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    1. Oh you are too kind! But you are welcome anytime! xo

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  6. sounds fabulous! i need to carve out some small moments, my life at the moment just feels like one huge loud mash of crazy!!

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    1. Sometimes we just need to carve it out in our mind...because life is a HUGE mash of crazy! xo

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  7. oh, oh, oh. your photos are really too much!
    I had a year of baking.
    then I started sewing.
    now I miss baking.
    XO

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    1. Oh how it is we miss what we are forever not creating! Perhaps thats why I still can't decide what to be when I grow up. sigh. xo

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  8. Beautiful! Trust me, they will remember. :)

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