Tag: mary oliver

Day 322/365 This Wild and Precious Life

As many of you know, my family has been taking the same spring trip together for over twenty years. If you have been an avid reader of this blog, you may have, in a sense, taken the trip with us last year. Coming just five months after my father’s death, it was hard. I tearfully joked that I felt we should have purchased an … Read More Day 322/365 This Wild and Precious Life

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Day 77/365 The Bride of Amazement

While walking in the woods this dandelion caught my eye. All I could think of was a line from a Mary Oliver poem: “When it’s over, I want to say all my life I was a bride married to amazement.” I think she wants to be amazed by even the small, and often overlooked or unappreciated, beauty in the world. She wants to notice … Read More Day 77/365 The Bride of Amazement