Thursday, October 18, 2012

Again. Thank you Mary Oliver.

“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 Oliver

It is hard to live in this world.  It is hard to be mortal.  It is hard to let people go. 

It is worth it though.

And when it is all over we will look back and think "That wasn't very long at all, why did I waste so much time with nonsense?"

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
-Mary Oliver


Love.

3 comments:

Ms. Hobbs said...

I love that! What a beautiful way to express something we will all have to face.

Shayla D. said...

Tammy,

I'm so sorry to hear about your father-in-law's passing. How awesome your little man is named after him. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs.

Shayla

Shayla said...

Beautiful!

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