Tag Archives: Mary Oliver

In the Morning, “Whatever” —

I got a really interesting letter in the mail yesterday. The subject was prayer. Hmmmmm. Prayer (I suspect) is a subject lots of people find profoundly unappealing, if not a downright

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The Mountains Touch the Clouds

In a world where multi-tasking is a goal and priority, where we twitter unceasing to the empty air, where our lives are open Facebooks and if we are not busy from morning until night we become disoriented, it is profoundly … Continue reading

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An Invitation to Happiness

The brilliant red of poppies sparking the wheat fields –an indelible souvenir for me of France, and of a lifting of my heart and spirits in a particular way. But I’ve never been able to describe it so clearly as … Continue reading

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