Why oh why

August 26th, 2009

Why I practice. Why I write. Why oh why.


  1. This gave me goosebumps! Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by Andrea — August 26, 2009 @ 4:52 pm

  2. Oh my gosh, so wonderful. It's like having my life, and everyone's lives, flash before my lives. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.

    Comment by Judy Merrill-Smith — August 26, 2009 @ 5:48 pm

  3. Oops, I meant, flash before my *eyes.* But "lives" sort of works, too!

    Comment by Judy Merrill-Smith — August 26, 2009 @ 5:49 pm

  4. I loved this – thank you for finding it!

    Comment by Cat — August 26, 2009 @ 6:02 pm

  5. inspirational. got me out of my business and stresshead mode reminded me what's It's all about. thank you.

    Comment by luxemama — August 27, 2009 @ 2:07 am

  6. Thank you for posting…this was the very sentiment of a conversation i was having yesterday. we are all so connected in those very simple, yet beautiful snapshots of our lives.

    Comment by ommom — August 27, 2009 @ 2:39 am

  7. this is beautiful. thank you for sharing it. I'm going to pass it on now too.

    Comment by katiesmurphy — August 27, 2009 @ 4:40 am

  8. beautiful.
    thank you for this moment.

    Comment by Wendy — August 27, 2009 @ 10:26 am

  9. I've watched this five times now and it gets me every time.

    Comment by Rowena — August 27, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

  10. perfect Rowena. Every time is a new time.

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — August 27, 2009 @ 4:24 pm

  11. Gorgeous. It has brought tears to my eyes. Even the third time through. Thanks Karen for sharing.

    Comment by Meg Casey — August 27, 2009 @ 6:28 pm

  12. Wow.

    I so needed this.

    Thank you.

    Comment by Mama Goose — August 27, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

  13. thank you, Karen.

    We are all of the same, and it is all good in the end, isn't it?

    Comment by Cam — August 28, 2009 @ 1:14 am

  14. PS~you crack me up.

    I must give credit where credit is due…and, you are right! I owe you big time!! Keep that in mind when we are knee deep in renovations and I am pulling all my hair out. 🙂

    Comment by Cam — August 28, 2009 @ 2:16 am

  15. Cam,
    Did you see I had everybody waiting with you under "Wait" in the giveaway post below? We had the whole universe tapping its toe! And as for pulling your hair out, trust me, I highly recommend just shaving it.

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — August 28, 2009 @ 2:19 am

  16. This four-minute video taught me something about "being present" that no book, or even person, ever has. All week, I've been seeing differently, newly. Something about how "being present" isn't something I have to do, to somehow "get into" more fully. It's simply all around. I guess I am having one of those dawning epiphany experiences where you suddenly "get" something so damn simple and obvious, like the sun going down and coming up again the next day.

    Comment by jena strong — August 28, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

  17. Why I practice yoga, why I garden, why I read, why I write.

    Comment by Marianne — August 28, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

  18. why i come here.

    Comment by Diane — August 30, 2009 @ 12:25 pm

  19. i loved this so much. gave form to why i want to capture the things i see and tell stories…to recognize and behold the beautiful, the simple, presence and same-ness.

    karen, i so admire your work. thank you for your contribution to the moments that matter.

    much love, lisa

    Comment by doorways traveler — September 4, 2009 @ 2:31 pm

  20. I cried. I take it back. I sobbed. THANK YOU.

    Comment by Tedd and Joanna Szeto — September 22, 2009 @ 3:46 pm

  21. Although those 4 minutes have left me with a lump in my throat and a longing for something "more" – for each of us, every day …although the thoughts of all the lost moments and forgotten moments and squandered moments makes my heart ache … still … thank you for sharing this. We can never be reminded too often about how precious each moment is.

    Comment by Jamie Lee — September 22, 2009 @ 9:02 pm

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