Bandon-8619to live in this world

Bandon-8617you must be able
to do three things
to love what is mortal;
to hold it


against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go
― Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems, Vol. 1


24 thoughts on “waves

    • My wonderful beach that I neglected this past summer. It’s great to have the storms returning. Much of Mary Oliver’s writing is profound and thought provoking. It’s definitely worth pondering.


  1. Beautiful photos, Gunta, as always. We were in clouds and drizzle all day over in the Cascade foothills. Just finished Mary Oliver’s “Long Life”. Thanks for quoting her now and then – I discovered another author I enjoy!


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