Thursday, May 23, 2013


We are reminded quite frequently these days of how precious life is.

How fleeting.

How wild.

How temporary.

How wonderful.

How special.


The Summer Day

Mary Oliver

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

Now she snaps her wings open and floats away...

That made a beautiful visual...

Open your eyes...spread your wings...

and live the beautiful, wild, precious life you have 

Stay safe while you are living beautifully this holiday weekend!

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