how will you hold this?

Another morning and I wake with thirst

for the goodness I do not have. I walk

out to the pond and all the way God has

given us such beautiful lessons. Oh Lord,

I was never a quick scholar but sulked

and hunched over my books past the hour

and the bell; grant me, in your mercy,

a little more time. Love for the earth

and love for you are having such a long

conversation in my heart. Who knows what

will finally happen or where I will be sent,

yet already I have given a great many things

away, expecting to be told to pack nothing,

except the prayers which, with this thirst,

I am slowly learning.

~Mary Oliver

simple ways rediscovered with care…

inquiry for today~ may this remembrance be enough…..

the wise ones

Life doesn’t always get better.

But you do.

You get stronger.

You get wiser.

You get softer.

With tattered wings you rise.

And the world watches in wonder

at the breathless beauty of

a human who survived life.

~Author : L.R. Knost

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