Ceremonials of Common Days
Paperback, 110 pages
This gem of a book encourages us to pause in wonder at the simple pleasures and passing moments that help to make up our everyday lives: writing letters, taking walks, morning coffee; how a rainy day interrupts our breakneck lives, so we can turn its slower pace to such soul-sustaining things as reading a book, sharing tea with a friend, paying mind to the miracle of spring radishes, or crisp new writing paper inviting the touch of our creative pen. Originally published in 1922, this forgotten treasure is a timely, welcome nostrum to refresh and fortify us amid the dizzying distractions of our postmodern lives. May it wash the dust of routine and oppressive interruptions alike from the windowpanes of our twenty-first-century souls, so we can stand again in awe of the freely-bestowed blessing of each passing day.