Choosing the Storm: in tribute to Mary Oliver

Choosing the Storm: in tribute to Mary Oliver

At the end of last week, in reflecting on Mary Oliver's life - small respite in the wake of her death - I ran a search through my previous 12+ years of blog posts to see what I'd written of her before, where her poetry and prose have inspired my own words (and heart)....

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Redefining “Ordinary”

Redefining “Ordinary”

The desire, temptation, and lure to live an extraordinary life is strong; to figure out our “one thing;” to do, create, be, achieve, rise up, astonish, accomplish, shine. It’s exhausting, really. And it’s a relatively new phenomenon. Far before pressing existential...

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