April 2- #napomo “Thirst” by Mary Oliver. Another morning and I wake with thirst for the goodness I do not have. I walk out to the pond and all the way God has given us such beautiful lessons. Oh Lord, I was never a quick scholar but sulked and hunched over my books past the hour and the bell; grant me, in your mercy, a little more time. Love for the earth and love for you are having such a long conversation in my heart. Who knows what will finally happen or where I will be sent, yet already I have given a great many things away, expecting to be told to pack nothing, except the prayers which, with this thirst, I am slowly learning.
April 1 - First day of National Poetry Month. We begin with “Mindful” by Mary Oliver accompanied by a photograph by Finn Kirkpatrick @finnkirks “Mindful” Every day I see or hear something that more or less kills me with delight, that leaves me like a needle in the haystack of light. It is what I was born for – to look, to listen, to lose myself inside this soft world – to instruct myself over and over in joy, and acclamation. Nor am I talking about the exceptional, the fearful, the dreadful, the very extravagant – but of the ordinary, the common, the very drab, the daily presentations. Oh good scholar, I say to myself, how can you help but grow wise with such teachings as these – the untrimmable light of the world, the ocean’s shine, the prayers that are made out of grass?
Ash Wednesday 2019. I’ve got no time this year for the “old school” ways I was taught to observe this holy season,so I gave myself and my crew a little pep talk this morning - mostly starting with myself. New blog -link in bio!
A couple #signsoflove from this last week. Ancient, natural and expansive and always life giving. ❤️❤️❤️
As I make my way through A Year with Rilke, I am always intrigued to see what gem the poet and editors have to offer the people I love on their birthdays. Today’s nugget was too good not to share so swipe right to hear perfect advice for a 22-year-old artist and soon-to-be college graduate. I am so proud of this brilliant, hardworking girl. Keep loving the questions Kiki and happy birthday! ❤️
A little V-Day inspiration for those of us who aren’t feeling the romance of the day. Take heart! The original St. V was a badass warrior for LOVE though he wasn’t married himself. Artwork and lyrics courtesy of Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine.