One more week until January Light Square Challenge takes flight
I haven’t posted a link to Nurturing Thursday in a while however, I think a fairy might be of help lighten our load of overwhelming madness going on around us!
The first step is to find out what you love and don’t be practical about it.
The second is to start doing what you love immediately, in any small way possible…
“My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird— equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn?
Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect?
Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.”
- Mary Oliver.
(For James Dickey)
Sometimes from sorrow, for no reason,
you sing. For no reason, you accept
the way of being lost, cutting loose
from all else and electing a world
where you go where you want to.
Arbitrary, a sound comes, a reminder
that a steady center is holding
all else. If you listen, that sound
will tell you where it is and you
can slide your way past trouble.
Certain twisted monsters
always bar the path – but that’s when
you get going best, glad to be lost,
learning how real it is
here on earth, again and again.