We have a habit of thinking that the deepest insights, the most mystical, and spiritual insights, are somehow less ordinary than most things—that they are extraordinary.
This is only the shallow refuge of the person who does not yet know what he is doing.
In fact, the opposite is true: the most mystical, most religious, most wonderful—these are not less ordinary than most things—they are more ordinary than most things.
It is because they are so ordinary, indeed, that they strike to the core.
— Christopher Alexander, The Timeless Way of Building, page 219