Maybe you’ve had enough resolutions for today. But if you’re up to one more challenging idea, read on……
Something is wrong, I know it, if I don’t keep my attention on eternity. May I be the tiniest nail in the house of the universe, tiny but useful.
Attention is the beginning of devotion.
Mary Oliver, Upstream in Blue Iris
We can count on poets to challenge us. Mary Oliver is no exception. The beauty in her work consistently surprises me, and leads me to think more …realistically. Her ‘big’ ideas are grounded in the world around us, particularly the natural world.
Wishing you, and our world, a year of awareness, usefulness and peace.
Mary Oliver articulates our longing.
See! Another poet speaks….clearly and succinctly . Thanks, Ruth.
Thanks for keeping on sharing these postings Terry. Always great to see them and the thoughts and the ideas they contain. I always feel I should have articulate responses to them, but tonight I’m just going to go with “Keep it up please”
Thanks, Scott. I get so much pleasure from writing them, that it’s very rewarding.
What a fine resolution. “Attention must be paid,” as one character insists in ‘Death of a Salesman.’