Mary Oliver goodness

the following are ‘quotes-in-tweet-form’ from the unofficial twitter of Mary Oliver…and sometimes its just amazing what kind of gut-punch or heart-song can be found in a certain amount of words blended just right together.

(Love) solved a great many things but not everything. Yet left me as grateful as if it had indeed, and thoroughly, solved everything.

“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”

“I am trying to live the examined life. But there are days I wish there was less in my head to examine, not to speak of the busy heart.”

“I think it (caterpillar) took nothing with it except faith & patience. Then one morning it expressed itself into the most beautiful being.”

“Come to the pond or the river of your imagination or the harbor of your longing, and put your lips to the world.”

“You sing, I listen. Both are necessary if the world is to continue going around night-heavy then light-laden”

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.”

“The world grows rich, grows wild, and you too,grow rich, grow sweetly wild, as you too were born to be.”

“Have you ever found something beautiful, and maybe just in time? How such a challenge can fill you!”

“Dear morning, you come with so many angels of mercy so wondrously disguised in feathers, in leaves, in the tongues of stones”

“Someone’s face, whom you love, will be as a star, both intimate and ultimate,and you will be both heart-shaken and respectful.”

“Soon you will notice how stones shine underfoot. Eventually, tides will be the only calendar you believe in.”

“Your clocks, he says plainly, which are always ticking, do not have to be listened to.”

“Ordinarily I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable.”

“I love this world, even in its hard places… So, even if the effort may come to nothing, you have to do something.”

“The broken year will make no change upon her wise and whirling heart. She knows how people always plan to live their lives, and never do.”

Let us risk the wildest places, lest we go down in comfort, and despair. For what is life but reaching for an answer?”

“What blazes the trail is not necessarily pretty.”

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