How about we share another Mary Oliver poem? After all, you can never have too many of those. In this one, the poet seems to acknowledge that it is often hard to simply live in and enjoy the moment, perhaps because we are afraid it can't last. She urges us to give in to that moment and fully experience the joy. Although "much can never be redeemed, still, life has some possibility left." Don't Hesitate by Mary Oliver If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is its way of fighting back, that sometimes something happens better than all the riches or power in the world. It could be anything, but very likely you notice it in the instant when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid of its plenty. Joy is no
I ordered some bearded iris ... probably a big mistake, but I thought I'd give them one more go. I think I found a reasonably dry spot! I really caught the iris bug when my Louisiana iris bloomed! Wish me luck!
Good luck! I look forward to hearing of your success. I would love to try them again, too. Maybe if you succeed, it will give me the courage to do it!Delete
I shared the "May the Fourth" pun with my walking friend, who is an expert punner. To my delight, she had never heard of it and she got it right away. (I had to read it a couple of times the first time I ever saw it - I am not quick witted when it comes to puns.)ReplyDelete
I love that "May the Fourth" is now an unofficial Star Wars holiday - only right for a franchise that has had such an impact on our culture, don't you think?Delete