a where in the who of what?

There’s a poem by Mary Oliver called “Wild Geese”, and the last few lines go like this:

“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.”

That’s all I really want: to remember that no matter what, I have a place in the family of things.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “a where in the who of what?

  1. I have stumbled upon your blog and it is (pardon the stereotype) a true breath of fresh air. I look forward to reading back, reading forward, and hearing your wry and interesting voice.

  2. Glad to see you are back. i was delighted to see you pop in my reader. Congrats on your new little boy/ I’m sure your meeting tomorrow will be everything you thought it would be and more.

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