Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In Defense of Tuesdays

Today is Tuesday.  You know Tuesday has no distinction as far as I can see.  It’s quite bland.  I mean Monday starts the work week, Wednesday is the mid-week marker. Thursday is on the lip of Friday, the vigil of the weekend.  Saturday and Sunday are “breathing days” holding potential for relaxation, sacred celebration or flamboyant fun.  But Tuesday, Tuesday hardly counts at all.  It just hangs there like a placeholder. 

I’ve decided that’s not all bad.  As bland as Tuesday appears, it may actually hold a secret. Having survived the avalanche of Monday, Tuesday actually provides a presence, a counterpoint, a grounding in reality, a recommitment to the ordinary without all the drama. 

So today join me me in being a Tuesday, just holding space and swelling with gratitude for the opportunity to be grounded in the present, committed to the ordinary. The ordinary poises us on the edge of a wonderfully nondescript landscape, where minuscule "wows" are able to punctuate our present with beauty, delight, goodness and pregnant silence. I think Tuesday is the "womb day" of the week. What a life-giving gift!  

Mary Rachel Kuebelbeck, OSB

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