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some words from mary oliver.

“I tell you this
to break your heart,
by which I mean only
that it break open and never close again
to the rest of the world.” 
― Mary OliverNew and Selected Poems, Vol. 2

“to live in this world

you 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 OliverNew and Selected Poems, Vol. 1

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” 
― Mary Oliver

“When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. 

When it is over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument. 

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.” 
― Mary Oliver

“I want to think again of dangerous and noble things.
I want to be light and fro…

tom rosenthal - go solo

Things have been pretty hectic around my parts the past couple of months. Andrew and I are separated, divorcing soon, and as anyone could probably guess, that brings with it a whole host of feelings (ALL THE FEELINGS) and drama that I could not have fully anticipated. It's painful, grieving the death of a marriage, but amazingly my faith in life, in God, and in the beauty of this world has been able to carry me pretty steadily thus far.

This song is just one of the many things that is helping me keep the faith. I mean really - does it get much better that this kind of soul-soothing, love-inspired stuff?


atticus

Easter bunny.

to struggle gives strength.

"We must recognise that under duress great things are born. Diamonds form in molten stone. The sweetest flowers of man's spirit have most often been watered by tears. To struggle gives strength, to endure breeds a greater capacity for endurance. We must not run away from our heartbreaks in life; we must go through them, however fiery they may be, and bring with us out of the fire a stronger character, a deeper reliance on ourselves and on the Creator Who, like a good Parent, chastizes us because He loves us and because He knows what can be made out of us and that the pain is worth the prize that can be won. Love, hate, passion, fear, sorrow, pain -they act on us and spur us on, they develop our qualities and give us colour and individuality. Why should we want to shun and abolish some of the factors that bring out the best in us, that temper our steel, that teach us to value happiness at its true worth? Can a man who has never been hungry in all his life know what a piece of …

a pruning

Men who suffer not, attain no perfection. The plant most pruned by the gardeners is that one which, when summer comes, will have the most beautiful blossoms and the most abundant fruit.
~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá