Friday, 10 April 2015

Sweet Everyday

Something happened this week, that really made me appreciate the sweet, normal everyday life ... 

Wednesday at noon I was driving in downtown. As I was holding at a traffic light - out of the blue - an accordion-style car crash took place ... An inattentive driver crashed into the van behind me, that again crashed into my car - and pushed my car up to the car, that was holding before me.

I am so grateful, that nobody got injured (besides the possible whiplash traumas) ... I am still a bit chocked ... If the van wasn't behind me, taking the worst, our little car (with me inside) would have been smashed... Thankful for protection - God's angels were busy that day!

Afterwards I had a check at ER, just to be sure that the neck region was fine ... and all is well - all the vertebras are still in line and in right order (as much as it is possible in my case: I have a whiplash injury dating back to a a car accident in -89).

In short, my ordinary everyday has definitely gotten a new glow ... I cherish 

- waking up to sound of the alarm, that is telling me that a new day is dawning
- the way my husband crosses his feet as he is writing
- hearing the nearby church bells at 8 am close to my work
- standing in a queue at the supermarket
... just being at home with my family

The poem "A Tribute to the Everyday Things" by Danish poet Dan Turell has been translated into English ... Making a creative and fine window into noticing the happenings making our everyday life so precious.

Wishing you a weekend with extraordinary focus on the sweet and ordinary rituals and happenings in the ordinary days,


  1. It seems to take reminders we would not choose to make us want the things we have with new fervor!! So glad to hear you are okay. On that note suddenly I WANT to tidy up my messy kitchen:)

    God bless and keep, and I hope you have a great week-end!

  2. Sometimes it doesn't take much for a wake up call does it? Hope you're not too sore today. Lovely images.

  3. So glad you're ok. We all certainly have much to be grateful for.

  4. Glad to hear you are doing okay. Those scary times seem to wake us up to see how wonderful the little things are in our life. I love the light in your top image and beautiful simplicity.

  5. Dear Nina, this is my first visit to your blog and already I can relate - I was in an accordion-style car crash - twice. I like how you see the positive in an unhappy event, very inspiring.

  6. That had to be scary for you. I am happy that you are doing fine.

  7. So glad that you weren't harmed.
    You've shared some great captures here, and I hope you'll drop by this week's Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) to link them up there! This week's party can be found here:

  8. Oh my goodness indeed you were being watch over -- grateful you are fine! I can image that was a bit UN-nerving... so how bad is your car -- any repairing! the bike photo I really like and the shot of your husbands feet cool shot I would not have thought of that.. neat idea to add in ones photo journal.



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