The Mundane/Amazing- Hamburgers for Your Belated Birthday
“I am so happy, I cannot be contained in the world;
But like a spirit, I am hidden from the eyes of the world.
If the foot of the trees were not tied to earth, they would be pursuing me;
For I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of the gardens.”
-Rumi (it’s always time for Rumi….)
Going through the hundreds of video files in which we recorded our everyday mundane/amazing. And it was, and so it is back home, in your home, too, I bet. Those little things like celebrating someone’s birthday by making a festive meal… Those little moments when you danced, or someone hugged you, or that song on the radio brought you back to just that one magical mundane moment, just then.
And so, here too we’re celebrating. It’s (again) just a snapshot of life off the river. Uneventful, and void of volume; void of productivity. And we filled that void with celebrating, celebrating the mundane and making it magical.This video is the first one I’m sharing from our private album of really ‘just ours’ stuff, for I feel it’s sweet enough to do so (and noone is naked). And, this is the first one I’m sharing in Hebrew. It’s ours, not prepared for anyone but ourselves, thus in Hebrew, the mother-tongue of just six Israelis clinging onto each other in the middle of an Ecuadorian Jungle. Yet again, there is a sweetness in loving Adir, and celebrating his mundane/amazing birthday, as we would for any of the five (then, six) of us. He’s family. Our hearts have grown wider through him.
What mundane/magical do you have in your soul? What snapshot of nothing/ everything to you hold in your heart, and sigh when you relive? Are you able to love that seemingly dull/unreal that was and still, stay ever-present? Teach me, o’ wise ones… As sometimes, I get lost there….
Much love and light to you,
Still ever-finding my way,
Gabi and the Klafs