Saturday, November 20, 2010

Unutterable Fulfillment


It is very odd to me how something so simple, so mundane, really, can be transformed into a moment. A moment when you realize all is as it should be. That life is full and beautiful. That you are right where you are meant to be.

Six stacks of folded laundry on the back of the couch. A little pink stack on the end. Fullness of life. A feeling of completeness. Blessed beyond measure.

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.

~Martin Luther King, Jr

This is the true joy of life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one.

~George Bernard Shaw


K-Sue said...

Sweet thoughts. When I did my daughter's baby laundry, we called it doing a "pink load." Though there was plenty of green, blue, yellow, and white, the pink stood out.

Unknown said...

I love those moments... :)

Ariana Sullivan said...

I can so relate to this! Doing laundry since Ember was born has been fun again for me! Seeing all the little baby things and folding all the rest of the family's laundry makes me feel so connected to the new dynamic.

I LOVE that you took a picture of it. It's a great picture :-)

Jessica Stock said...

Ah, so true! I will look at my laundry piles differently tomorrow!