monotonous magic

pb & j
Monotony is the law of nature.  Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises.  The monotony of necessary occupation in exhilarating and life giving.  
~Mahatma Gandhi

I have a confession to make. I love monotony.  Don’t hear me wrong.  I love the magical and miracles moments of life, but I really have a thing for the ordinary.   
I find that life can be hard and harsh.  It can some times feel like we are on this crazy roller coaster, never really knowing when it will stop.  And while I can scream and throw my hands up in the air on all the dips and turns, when it comes down to it,  I love when the ride stops and I can get off.  
It is the boring moments that make my heart happy: quiet moments when the children are reading, when my husband comes home and sits in his big leather chair or when dinner is done and we are doing the dishes in the kitchen.  It is in these common moments that I find joy.  It is in these  monotonous moments that I find peace. 
So for me, all those common, boring,  and monotonous moments…. well that is where the magic is.  


  1. Megan · January 21, 2012

    there is magic in the mundane, isn't there? love your words. you have a gift.

  2. Staci Kennelly · January 21, 2012

    Thank you! You are a wonderful cheerleader!

  3. Andy Kennelly · January 21, 2012

    you make the ordinary look and sound extraordinary!

  4. Anonymous · January 21, 2012

    I agree! :). Mom

  5. Cristin Spriggs · January 21, 2012

    After reading this I realized how often I prefer the monotony of life as well. I think I saw how unpredictable things were in my childhood and how being able to count on a few things in adulthood has healed those younger years. Dont get me wrong, I love a surprise and how life throws curve every once in a while. Those are the moments I see how I am stronger than I think and I can even delight in the moment. I do however enjoy the reliability of the “constants” in my life.

  6. Dani · January 23, 2012

    simply lovely.. i love the little moments as well!

Thank you for your kind words.

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