Went to see Charlotte’s Web on New Year’s Day. What a beautiful movie.

The song at the end said, “Life is just a gift, they say, wrapped up for you every day.” This captures a main theme of the film… that there are miracles all around us, in the simplest aspects of creation and in our ordinary friendships… if only we will open our eyes and see them…or, perhaps, participate in crafting those miracles through our own small acts of love.

This was a good way for me to begin the New Year… to consider what miracles drift through every moment, or could.

Hand-Designed Wrapping Paper photo, by L.L. Barkat.


Blogger Andrea said...

We saw that movie the day after Christmas.
I also liked the song at the end as well. Seemed fitting for my life right now. *smile*

8:31 AM  
Blogger Christianne said...

I have become intoxicated by this thought of the miracles of every day and every person in the last few years. And have become increasingly frustrated and indigant at people who don't see it. Hm. Hypocritical, maybe? :)

12:55 AM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Andrea... keeping smiling, yes, do.

Christianne... it IS an intoxicating thought... one I hope to press and shape here as the weeks go by.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to Charlotte's Web myself. I hope I don't miss it at the theater.

I think this idea of "the miracles all around us, in the simplest aspects of creation and in our ordinary friendships" are at the very heart of stewardship, taking care of the things entrusted to us. Both people and things. When we see them as miracles, we are less likely to abuse them, toss them out, eagerly replace them.

I love the wrapping paper too! It's beautiful. I skipped the After-Christmas sales this year (when I usually stock up on wrapping paper), because next year I'm going to try making my own, too!

3:51 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Charity... yes, do see it in the theater... it was visually beautiful.

I like your thoughts about how this kind of consciousness undergirds our actions. So, I guess we might pray, then, to see beyond the ordinary into the miracle!

A suggestion about making your own. Enlist some kids... they love it! Decorate just the tops. The most beautiful ones were the ones for which my kids made cardboard stamps and sponge shapes to dip into paint. Also, see the star one? It's a stencil they made. I liked the stenciled ones too.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Green Earth said...

Look forward to seeing Charlotte's Web. Thanks for sharing what a special film it is, best wishes, The Artist

11:19 PM  

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