Posts tagged "Mary Oliver"
Today is it! What does this mean for us?

Today is it! What does this mean for us?

Some years ago I wrote Dance! There’s No Tomorrow!  I like the post – it’s all about Dance.  Dancing brightens our lives, and I’m pleased to report that I’ve begun taking a few dance classes recently, such a blessing for body, mind and spirit.  I wrote the post in the spring.  We are coming up to...
Failing and Flying

Failing and Flying

This is not my favorite poem, it’s not a philosophy that inspires me, or fills me with gratitude.  (I’m more a Mary Oliver kinda gal :-))  And still, this spare, clear poem by Jack Gilbert, Failing and Flying, with its directness and lack of nostalgia, provocative and pertinent, offers an invitation to see the world and our challenges in...
For the Beauty of the Earth...

For the Beauty of the Earth…

For the Beauty of the Earth — this lovely hymn came to mind as I woke this morning, Earth Day, and teared up at the wonder, the splendor, the extraordinary preciousness of this Pale Blue Dot we inhabit. At a recent Suzuki Elders AGM, I heard Carl Sagan’s Blue Dot speech.  You might just want to...