Yesterday, we had much-needed rain. The spider web beside the driveway fence caught some of the rain drops. It looked extraordinarily beautiful, especially against the ordinary wooden panels.
The web was gossamer fine. It sat lightly and delicately in its surroundings. In its angular circularity it echoed the wood knots in the background. It was perfectly balanced in its setting and a perfect balance of form and function.
With nature’s intricate shapes still on my mind this morning, I gathered some lavender, oregano, rosemary and Snowcap parahebe and placed them in a pottery vase from far away Lesotho. I was delighted to see how the flowers naturally imitated the form of the flowers on the vase. Or thus it seemed to me! I saw a glimpse of the extraordinary in the ordinariness of my workaday kitchen world.
Is this by chance about Christmas? The extraordinary in the ordinary.