mocking bird

“The mockingbird took a single step into the air and dropped.  His wings were still folded against his sides as though he were swinging from a limb and not falling...  I had just rounded a corner when his insouciant step caught my eye; there was no-one else in sight.  The fact of his free fall was like the old philosophical conundrum about the tree that falls in the forest.  The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them.  The least we can do is try to be there.  + Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

God is all around us and SALT is working hard to develop a community that is committed to “being there," and noticing beauty and grace in the everyday, mundane, ordinary things of life.

So, zip on over to “a thousand words” and tell us (or show us!) where you’ve stumbled upon beauty during this Lenten season.


A big thanks to M. H. Stephens for capturing this harbinger of grace!