… thoughts for the new year, 2016

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

Vigilant Owl by Kenojuak Ashevak 2007

Vigilant Owl by Kenojuak Ashevak 2007

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.



6 thoughts on “… thoughts for the new year, 2016

  1. Scott

    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”

  2. Julie Maynard

    What a fine resolution. “Attention must be paid,” as one character insists in ‘Death of a Salesman.’


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