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Words on Wednesday | The Sun.

Sharing something special from my Monday with y’all today.

Lauren and I attended a class (on chakras – more to come on that!) at Mary and Martha’s Place. It was our first – and hopefully not our last – experience with this community. The director opened by lighting a candle, reading this poem and then we all shared a moment of silence. It was the perfect way to begin. I hope it provides a lovely beginning for your day, too.

The Sun 

Have you ever seen
anything
in your life
more wonderful

than the way the sun,
every evening,
relaxed and easy,
floats toward the horizon 

and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea,
and is gone–
and how it slides again 

out of the blackness,
every morning,
on the other side of the world,
like a red flower 

streaming upward on its heavenly oils,
say, on a morning in early summer,
at its perfect imperial distance–
and have you ever felt for anything 

such wild love–
do you think there is anywhere, in any language,
a word billowing enough
for the pleasure

that fills you,
as the sun
reaches out,
as it warms you 

as you stand there,
empty-handed–
or have you too
turned from this world– 

or have you too
gone crazy
for power,
for things? 

– Mary Oliver (from New Poems)

My next post will be from Vancouver, assuming I can remember how to post from my iPad.

Happy Wednesday!

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