I adore Mary Oliver and her poem, “I Have Decided” (from A Thousand Mornings, Poems). When I read this (or much of her other work), I feel understood. Yes, that’s what I mean to say —what I think —what I believe —want to believe… Yes, I’m following you. This is a precise capturing of complicated thoughts and feelings distilled into what feels to me like having the best ice cream sundae with a cherry on top on a sunny day where everything is clear and you’re with your favorite people.
I love that such big ideas are expressed in so few words. There’s nothing like reading something that resonates and feels true at exactly the moment I need to receive those words. They swirl around in my head, reaching into things I need or want to think about, or work on. They inspire me and answer questions I have and raise more questions, too. Gratitude to Mary Oliver.
Love and peace,