Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. 

The light changes.

January 18, 2019


Instructions for living a life:
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.


~Mary Oliver


I can't tell you how many of the most painful moments in my life were buoyed by the poetry of Mary Oliver. I can't tell you how many of the happiest moments, most revealing moments of my life were spent reading her poetry. She inspired me to write in the first place, and she inspires me to get up and write every morning. 


I am so grateful. She will be so very missed.




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