I believe in signs and portents. I leave the door open to the mysteries. As Albert Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Miracles may be revealed in a hint or a guess, but then, if we pay attention, we might see or hear something that will change the course of our lives.

Here’s a prompt inspired by Rob Walker in The Art of Noticing: “look really really slowly” out your kitchen window. “Chances are you’ll see a lot more than you ever have.”