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Sometimes Mondays

. . . are the gateway to a Really Big Week.


Stay tuned. I'll share more as the days unfold.
Meanwhile, here's a poem - one of my favorites. (And always good for a Gateway Monday.)

Wild Geese
Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.



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Hope your Really Big Week is a good one!


Ooo! So many are having busy weeks! I can't wait to see what your week brings!


Yes, lots of busy weeks in Blogland. Hope it is all GOOD and FUN things. One of my favorite Mary Oliver poems!

kim in oregon

One of my favorite MO poems. Thanks for sharing/reminding me. Have a great Really Big Week.


Beautiful Kym! Looking forward to hearing about your RBW!


That poem is one of my favorites, too. I hope your Really Big Week is Really Awesome.


Can't wait to hear more about this Big Week of yours -- and hoping that the big things are good things!


Enjoy your really big week. I love this poem. Did you hear Mary Oliver tell Krista Tippett (On Being) how she came to write it. Mary Oliver was/is a gift to the world.

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