We’ve had this little ornament for well over a decade. It was given to us as a gift by our friends, and has sat on the mantelpiece ever since. Most of the time, we don’t even notice it’s there anymore, its presence is so taken by granted.
Sometimes, however, like tonight the evening sun lights it up, and it catches our eyes again. It’s like so many more immaterial things in life, too – we need something to make them stand out, for us to notice and appreciate them again.