I Worried by Mary Oliver
I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the rivers
flow in the right direction, will the earth turn as it was taught, and if not how shall I correct it? Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven, can I do better? Will I ever be able to sing, even the sparrows can do it and I am, well, hopeless. Is my eyesight fading or am I just imagining it, am I going to get rheumatism, lockjaw, dementia? Finally, I saw that worrying had come to nothing. And gave it up. And took my old body and went out into the morning, and sang.
i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything wich is natural which is infinite which is yes
(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday;this is the birth day of life and love and wings:and of the gay great happening illimitably earth)
how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any-lifted from the no of all nothing-human merely being doubt unimaginable You?
(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened) – e. e. cummings
-6 degrees Chickadee One part heart Three parts feather How big is the spark That beats in you And doing so Warms us both? — Claudia Kern
You can find this poem and others along with some of Claudia Kern’s art at the
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley website.
Also… tomorrow, 20 March 2021, at 5:37AM (0937 UTC) marks the Vernal Equinox.
Words of wisdom from the inside of a Dove chocolate wrapper.
Congratulations President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris!
“Inhale the future,
Exhale the past.” ———-Layne R., Ohio
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968
Beauty is whatever gives joy.
– Hugh Nibley
I was on the verge of something numinous and profound and in one more second the universe was going to crack open and arcana would rain down on my head like grace and all the cosmic mysteries were going to be revealed.
– Kate Atkinson, Emotionally Weird
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
– Steve Jobs
If you could travel back in time to the present moment, what would you do differently?
– Robert Brault
on such a winters day