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Every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle. December 26, 2009

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Every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle(Front of Card)

(Inside: Blank)

This aggressively optimistic card is perfect for cheering up congratulating a generic special someone on that generic special day(?)

Readers, whom do you think should receive this card, and what’s the most appropriate occasion?

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1. Dan - December 26, 2009

Honestly, it might be good for a close family member who’s going through hardship. If the family is particularly devout it might help with someone who’s lost his or her faith.

2. ridiculousgreetingcards - December 26, 2009

My worry is that I would not want it to sound like bragging or forcefully happy–(just because you lost your job doesn’t mean you should forget that everything is a miracle!)
I do agree it might be very appropriate for sharing with someone who truly values miracles.
In fact, it could even serve as a congratulations-on-your-new-baby card.

3. linda - December 27, 2009

The problem with this card is that it has a wonderfully uplifting message but on the occasions that it might be appropriate to send it you are more likely to choose the “congrats on your new baby” or “happy wedding card”

4. Adam - December 27, 2009

I can’t think of an appropriate use for the card, because it strikes me as too aggressive. EVERY hour is UNSPEAKABLY PERFECT. Don’t you dare even try to speak of it, you can’t. It’s too perfect.

Candide would probably like it, though.

(I figure Walt intended it in a global sense, a nature-in-all-its-splendor kinda way. Nowadays I find it a little harder to justify giving it to someone in chopped down tree, though.)

5. salemkern - December 28, 2009

It’s good to remind people once in a while. Just being alive is a big miracle: you don’t even need a religion to believe that.

6. During a quiet moment… « Ridiculous Greeting Cards for the Funny and Fabulous - January 2, 2010

[…] eyesight! It’s another pretty little nature scene with a thoughtful message, like the earlier Walt Whitman quote card. But this card isn’t aggressively celebratory. In fact, it falls most closely into a […]

7. salemkern - January 3, 2010

It’s a paraphase:

To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with the same,
Every cubic foot of the interior swarms with the same;
Every spear of grass–the frames, limbs, organs, of men and women, and all that concerns them,
All these to me are unspeakably perfect miracles.

Walt Whitman, Miracles (4)

8. ridiculousgreetingcards - January 3, 2010

@salemkern: That is much more beautiful and makes much more sense. Oh, greeting card editors.


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