Sunday, August 8, 2010

Epiphany


e·piph·a·ny n., pl. e·piph·a·nies. 3.a. A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something. b. A comprehension or perception of reality by means of a sudden intuitive realization.



Isn't this an absolutely grand word! I can testify that it is also a wonderful feeling, having experienced one this morning. While I was washing dishes, of all things. I have found that moments of great profundity often take place while engaged in routine activities. Your hands are busy with the familiar allowing your mind to roam free. The stubborn remainders of an issue I have been struggling with for some time have at last faded and fallen away. Things are what they are, by the same token so are people. Distance, of both the geographic and passage of time varieties, have brought me to this place. Here. All of this, after all, was worth the effort, the tears, the love.





2 comments:

Kristi said...

In Sioux Falls at JCPenney's is a sales clerk whose name is Epiphany. We should kidnap her. That way when we need sudden enlightenment we can just pull her out.

Bellona of Avalon said...

:)