Monday, February 7, 2011

The earth is exactly what it wanted.

1) The Born This Way blog.

2) Garfield Minus Garfield (thanks, Will S.)

3) The reminder from skype every time it starts up to "take a deep breath."

4) The highly addictive game Entanglement (thanks, Kevin). I recommend looking at "How to Play" before you try, I had to have Kevin explain it to me over the phone because I neglected to read the instructions.

Morning Poem

Every morning
the world
is created.
Under the orange

sticks of the sun

the heaped
ashes of the night
turn into leaves again
and fasten themselves to the high branches ---
and the ponds appear
like black cloth
on which are painted islands
of summer lilies.
If it is your nature
to be happy
you will swim away along the soft trails
for hours, your imagination
alighting everywhere.
And if your spirit
carries within it
the thorn
that is heavier than lead ---
if it's all you can do
to keep on trudging ---
there is still
somewhere deep within you
a beast shouting that the earth
is exactly what it wanted ---
each pond with its blazing lilies
is a prayer heard and answered
every morning,

whether or not
you have ever dared to be happy,
whether or not
you have ever dared to pray.
Mary Oliver ~

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