And I quote: Mary Oliver


While you’ve been doing your own things for the past many weeks, we’ve been in slavery to our stuff, and we are yearning  for emancipation.  But this line from the poet Mary Oliver reminded me that my circumstances need not determine all things about my situation:


“Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields….

Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.”


Whatever the day brings, I can do my best to bring this to the day. And slowly but surely, we’ll make progress on the circumstances, too. We are determined!



[Images:, pixabay]

3 thoughts on “And I quote: Mary Oliver

  1. I do so love Mary Oliver poetry, Lori. Thanks for this one! You will get through the sorting and donating, and at the end, yes, you can even throw all the rest out. Good luck!

  2. Thanks for the encouraging words. It’s times like this that a limit to how much trash I can put at the curb on a given week is cramping my style, but we’re making progress!

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