Viewing the Extraordinary as Ordinary

Not even Solomon in all his
splendor was dressed like one of these.
                  —Matthew 6:29

On July 25, 2010, the corpse flower (it emits the stench of rotting flesh) came into bloom at the Houston Museum of Natural Science—only the 29th time that had happened in the United States. More than 3,000 people from around the world came to see—and smell—it.

The corpse flower blooms for just two days once every hundred years.

If that tree outside your window was the only tree in town and leafed out only once a century for just two days, hordes would flock to your yard to see the miracle. But since thousands of trees burst into leaf every spring it’s no big deal.

We fall into a coma of regarding one miracle as extraordinary, but a million as ordinary.

There is a miracle in every leaf, every flower, every blade of grass.

Seven Wonders of the World
is a vast undercount.

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