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.