"I believe that this way of living,
this focus on the present, the daily, the tangible,
this intense concentration not on the news headlines
but on the flowers growing in your own garden,
the children growing in your own home,
this way of living has the potential to open up the heavens,
to yield a glittering handful of diamonds where a second ago there was coal.
This way of living and noticing and building and crafting
can crack through the movie sets and soundtracks
that keep us waiting for our own life stories to begin,
and set us free to observe the lives we have been creating all along
without even realizing it."
- Shauna Niequist
[Photography by Mallory Jane]