a penny for you

collander by morning light, originally uploaded by pilgrimgirl.

If you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted in pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days.
~Annie Dillard, “Seeing,” Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

This still-life image is one I snapped in Brooke’s lovely home. The morning light made every angle of her kitchen beautiful.

Previous posts about simplicity.

2 thoughts on “a penny for you

  1. Eric

    What a beautiful quote. It is illuminating to see the words "healthy" and "poverty" used together, Zen-like. Perhaps that is what gratitude is: a poverty of the soul that recognizes every gift as precious.

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