“When you love the small and unpretentiously serve it,” writes Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet, “then everything will become more coherent and clearer to you.”

“The small” can grow large and go deep when we pause long enough to pay attention to it, let alone to love it. I’m no expert at attention or mindfulness. I write about spirituality, grief, rest, and play – just life stuff – not because I’ve reached the clarity Rilke promised. I write because I’m curious, because I’m exploring depths of the small and everyday things a little bit more with each passing year. Maybe you are, too. If so, I hope you’ll enjoy spending some time with this blog. Thanks for showing up.

about Callie J. Smith (she/her/hers)

a writer and clergy person in the Indianapolis area, she’s ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and serves at Christian Theological Seminary.