November 24, 2008

Do you believe in miracles?

What exactly is a miracle?

When I don't really think about it - and I usually don't - I'd think of a miracle as something huge, something completely out of the ordinairy, something that can only be explained by divine intervention. But then, like now, when I do try to think about it, suddenly every single little thing seems a miracle.

A bird, and the sky.
This computer, my eyes.
My hands typing these words.
A sound, and the fact that I can hear it.
A progression of sounds, making a song.
The universe, a grain of sand.

Love. A man, a woman.
A child.

A child. Oh my God. A child!

I'm going to be a father.
A smile.

I'm not easily impressed, but this has got me stunned.
Never have I been more afraid.
Never have I been more hopeful.

Never have I realised the miracle of life as much as right here, right now.

Download (Mediafire)
1. Rose Melberg - Each new day
2. Yo La Tengo - My little corner of the world
3. The Lemonheads - Rockin' stroll


martijn said...

Brilliant post, Dennis. And even more brilliant news. And much as I can imagine you being afraid and all that: congratulations! Good luck to both of you. To the three of you, even.

martijn said...

(It's lovely, too, to read such a post under the title of your blog. It seems really appropriate, doesn't it?)

Marianthi said...

Oh my God! Dennis and Franziska, congratulations! xx

Dimitra Daisy said...

Aww, how wonderful, I love babies but indiepop babies must be the best thing ever. Congratulations! For another lovely post, too.

mamutopia said...

aaww, congratulations!!

Pete Green said...

Aw wow! Congradifications! x

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! :)

Dennis said...

Thanks everyone! We've got a bit to go (May 20 is what the doctor predicted), but the excitement is already rollercoastering through our lifes!

Marije said...


And didn't Einstein say that "there are two ways to live your life: One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
And even though I'm the former most of the time, when I really do think about it even the smallest things seem a miracle :)

alex said...

wow, congratulations!

Songs for Girls said...

belated Congratulations! xox