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Art by Carl Larrson

Thank you all for the kind "get well" messages. I'm a little better today, and hope to be back very soon. In the meantime, please don't miss "A Thousands Mornings," a lovely little piece on NPR about Mary Oliver and her poetry.

"The woods that I loved as a child are entirely gone," she says, "...and I think it is very, very dangerous for our future generations, those of us who believe that the world is not only necessary to us in its pristine state, but it is in itself an act of some kind of spiritual thing. I said once, and I think this is true, the world did not have to be beautiful to work. But it is. What does that mean?"

Art above by Carl Larrson.


This Spring, shall we plant Mythago woods? - -

Feel better! (I missed yesterday, so a wellwish today can't hurt.;)

I love Mary Oliver. And am saddened by the state of the woods here.

All night my heart makes its way
however it can over the rough ground
of uncertainties, but only until night
meets and then is overwhelmed by
morning, the light deepening, the
wind easing and just waiting, as I
too wait (and when have I ever been
disappointed?) for redbird to sing.
from Mary Oliver's most recent collection
A Thousand Mornings

Be well soon.

Oh, how I wish it could be...and I've been wishing for more than 20 years. Ryhope Wood is my idea of paradise!

I am always particularly pleased to claim Mary Oliver among my Unitarian Universalist community, and she is much loved there. I hope her words are a salve of health.

That line struck me too, so I looked it up on Google. Happy to see it moved you to post it to your blog. You seem to live in a beautiful little world yourself. Be well.

I didn't know she was UU...but I'm not at all surprised!

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