A is for Amazement

"Abundance" is one of my favorite A words and the title of this piece I did in 2003.

There are words I use all the time. They’re my friends, my confidants, the pillars of what I care about and believe in. They’re my creative alphabet. I’ve decided to share them with you here, one at a time and in alphabetical order starting with the letter A.

My favorite “A” words are abundance, awe, amazing, adventure and “and.” They’re full of power, possibility, appreciation, noticing, celebrating and continuing. They can be summed up into one truly awe-some word. Amazement.

I can’t take credit for this one. This one comes from one of my poet-heroes, Mary Oliver. Here’s an excerpt from her poem, “When Death Comes.”

“When it’s over, I want to say all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.

I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.”

For me, this is about living, really living. It’s about being so open to absorbing the magnificence of the world around us. It’s about feeding our souls by the very way we live.

Here’s to amazement and to walking through life in a constant state of wonder. Thank you, Mary Oliver.

Good things,

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Melissa Renzi

Artist, dreamer, doer. Mommy. Working mommy. Wife and friend and daughter, too.

6 thoughts on “A is for Amazement”

    1. Thank you Jenn! Love that you commented and retweeted this so quickly, you’re lighting fast. I love it! Can’t wait to share the rest of the creative alphabet. Good things, Melissa

  1. Beeeeautiful :) I met you at Craftcation…finally finding some time to go visit all you lovely peeps online and explore the gorgeous blogs, websites and shops! Happy to be connected!

    1. Hi Kaci! Thanks so much for checking out my blog. So wonderful meeting you too. I am doing the same thing – slowly sorting through all the amazingness that I discovered at Craftcation. So many talented and just plain awesome people! I peeked at your site – so much love and color! And I LOVE your studio. Thanks for stopping by.

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