Life is Grace

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do/ with your one wild and precious life?” (Mary Oliver)

Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are hidden moments and life itself is grace.

Fredrick Buechner

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May 24, 2014

19 thoughts on “Life is Grace

  1. The images on your blog are so beautiful.

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    1. barbaramarincel says:

      Thank you! That’s so kind of you to say–and it means a lot to me. Photography and writing are probably my two biggest pleasures in life!

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  2. I love this quote… it is embracing everything in life that allows us to live of celebration NO MATTER WHAT. Lovely to meet you here on WordPress and will enjoy your friendship x Barbara
    p.s. Would you like to join my february challenge and write about your own true awakening experience and where you find yourself now on your journey to self-realisation and freedom? It doesn’t have to be long, it can be short and with photos too…. more info here http://memymagnificentself.com/2016/01/26/february-challenge-inspiring-others-by-your-unique-awakening-experience/

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    1. barbaramarincel says:

      Sure, Barbara, I’d love to join your February challenge! Thanks for the invite! Just let me know which date you’d like me to write. 🙂

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      1. How wonderful barbara, Thankyou, would you like to take the 11th… Looking forward to reading more about your journey xx barbara

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      2. barbaramarincel says:

        Sure, the 11th would be fine. I’ll see what I can come up with.

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      3. IAM sure inspiration will flow…. Barbara x

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  3. Hello Barbara, just wondering if you remember you are posting your story today. Love to you, Barbara x

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    1. barbaramarincel says:

      Yes, but I probably won’t be able to post it until this evening.

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      1. Magnificent, Thankyou… Love x

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  4. candidkay says:

    Gorgeous quote on so many levels and one I needed this evening. Thank you!

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    1. Barbara Marincel says:

      I’m so glad it came at just the right time! Funny how that happens sometimes, isn’t it? So happy you stopped by 🙂

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  5. Anna Louise says:

    I really appreciate this quote and so needed at this time in my life. Thank you for posting the heart-touch saying and lovely photo to go with. I am copying this to keep on my desk for a constant reminder read. 🙂

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    1. Barbara Marincel says:

      That’s why I have it as a sticky post at the top of my blog–so I see it all of the time! I need the constant reminder that “all life is grace” even the messy, frustrating bits.

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  6. Susan says:

    What beautiful words and this image is so light and airy and lovely!

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    1. Thanks Susan…I really appreciate it!

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  7. Fibronacci says:

    Absolutely LOVE this image, Barbara!! 🙂 I don’t know if you do blogging awards, but I linked your blog as one of my “nominees” for the Real Neat Blog award. Your photography is so gorgeous, it always warms my heart when I see it. I hope by my “nominating” your blog, others can to discover your photography as well. ❤

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    1. I am honored, my friend! Thanks so much. Of course, I never think my photography is all that great, but I do work very hard at improving it! Where can I find the link? Do I need to do anything to accept?
      And I hope you know how much I love your blog…I sometimes miss reading it because of my stupid migraines, but I admire you so much for your positive attitude. And your pluck. my goodness, you defended your thesis with fibromyalgia? Wow! I have a friend who recently defended hers in history and another in theology, and I was surprised they lived through the process, frankly.

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