Miracle. All of It.


It could happen any time, tornado,
earthquake, Armageddon. It could happen.
Or sunshine, love, salvation.

It could, you know. That’s why we wake
and look out – no guarantees
in this life.

But some bonuses, like morning,
like right now, like noon,
like evening.

— William Stafford, “Yes” in “The Way It Is


  • Photo: DK @ Daybreak. 6:33 am, March 24, 2021. 39° F. Norwalk, CT
  • Post title Inspired by Albert Einstein’s quote: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.


  1. Great how you captured this mood. Text and picture fit very well together.
    Thanks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. Life is short. Dead is for a very long time. Enjoy your life. 😊

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  3. Lovely…

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  4. all about the bonuses

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  5. Yes!

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  6. What a lovely bonus for today. Thanks Dave 💛

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  7. I’ve started with what others are calling ‘the bonus’. I’m so grateful I did on this grey and moody morning covered in a soft delicate snowy spring blanket.

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  8. Perfect combo, DK.
    And yes, it could so we might as well enjoy the ‘is’ rather than the ‘could’

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  9. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    And there’s more … “But some bonuses, like morning,
    like right now, like noon, like evening.” — William Stafford, “Yes” in “The Way It Is”.

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  10. Yes! T
    William Stafford, truly one of the great modern american poets, imo.
    Thanks, as always, for the reminder along with the lovely photo, David. Enjoy your day.

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  11. seeing that photo and reading your words – that’s my bonus…

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