Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday Sketch: What's Your Orange Today?



As we become curators of our own contentment on the Simple Abundance path...
we learn to savor the small with a grateful heart.
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

Many, many years ago I remember an interview on television of a man who was dying of cancer.  He said that knowing his time was limited, he woke up every morning and slowly, slowly savored his daily orange... savoring the wetness of the juice, the texture of the pulp, the sweetness of such a common thing. 

Is that not the duty of those who live with a grateful heart?  Complex beauty lies all around us.. dressed in simplicity.  What will you taste today?

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19 comments:

  1. Beautifully done study....

    Why am I wanting to taste an orange now?

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  2. such a lovely message and sweet drawing, thank you.

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  3. nice. used to have an orange tree in my back yard when i lived in FL...it was a treat to walk out by the lake and eat one fresh off the tree...nice sketch...very real...

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  4. That orange is perfectly captured Cori. It looks delicious and juicy!

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  5. great sketch, it looks perfect without colour.

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  6. Great sketch. The story makes me think about the simple pleasures we take for granted and your sketch captured it.

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  7. I love your post, Cori. Few words but so beautifully written and a gentle challange to each of us to not take life for granted. Thank you! PS Great orange sketch as well! :)

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  8. What a lovely post! I love the sketch of the orange and I love the words. It is amazing how we forget to live in the moment. Just savor the orange.

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  9. this is a really lovely drawing.

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  10. First of all I love this sketch. But more important is the message here - it totally resonates with me and I cannot hear it too often, live in the moment, appreciate all you have, savour life, and do not take anyone or anything for granted.

    Lovely lovely post!

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  11. Gorgeous sketch. I love the message in this post it is a great reminder for me to enjoy the things around me.

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  12. This is a beautiful sentiment. It is so important to savor the moment and to live in the moment. Thanks so much for the reminder.

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  13. really amazing Sketch .... i love how simple but still very serene it is !
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  14. So enjoyed your post and the reminder to stop and savour! Funnily enough your orange segments had my saliva going before I'd even read you words! You have captured the essence of savouring perfectly :)

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  15. What beautiful words. Thank you for sharing them.

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  16. beautiful....all around - xxoo

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