Ebert on prayer

I believe prayer that makes requests is pointless. What will be, will be. But I value the kind of prayer when you stand at the edge of the sea, or beneath a tree, or smell a flower, or love someone, or do a good thing. Those prayers validate existence and snatch it away from meaningless routine.
-Roger Ebert

A lovely thought from the late film critic and prolific writer, Roger Ebert, who passed away today.

via Austin Kleon