Finished Product

Now here’s a miracle for you: this is a picture of bottled sunshine. All this lovely syrup came from the energy of the sun, transformed over years into clear, sweet maple sap. If we had appropriately developed senses, we could also see hours of laughter and wonder, feel a warm and humid kitchen, witness the bonding of new friends, watch the laborers in a glass factory, hear our calls to the Mitchell man to deliver more propane, thank Bill for collecting and boiling when we had to leave for a week at the height of the season … perhaps we could even taste the half-finished sap, dipped out into cups for a late-night refreshment of maple tea. And all of that came from the sunshine, too.

With a bit of attention and focus, we could see and feel and smell and hear miracles all around us, every day.

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