Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Anna Howard Shaw Day to us all!

1. I like Valentines Day. It is sometimes corrupted by peoples' needs to prove things (like love for another person, or that they're happy being single, etc), but I choose to see it as a holiday celebrating love. Ain't nothing wrong with that. I love my friends, my family, my job, my home, myself, and chocolate. Bring it, Valentines Day. 


2.


Of Love


I have been in love more times than one,
thank the Lord. Sometimes it was lasting
whether active or not. Sometimes
it was all but ephemeral, maybe only
an afternoon, but not less real for that.
They stay in my mind, these beautiful people,
or anyway beautiful people to me, of which
there are so many. You, and you, and you,
whom I had the fortune to meet, or maybe
missed. Love, love, love, it was the
core of my life, from which, of course, comes
the word for the heart. And, oh, have I mentioned
that some of them were men and some were women
and some—now carry my revelation with you—
were trees. Or places. Or music flying above
the names of their makers. Or clouds, or the sun
which was the first, and the best, the most
loyal for certain, who looked so faithfully into
my eyes, every morning. So I imagine
such love of the world—its fervency, its shining, its
innocence and hunger to give of itself—I imagine
this is how it began.



- Mary Oliver 


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Heart Felt by Sarah Mandell

3 comments:

  1. cool post/reflections on St. V Day
    esp. like heart felt
    Where you do find these things?

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  2. I LOVE the Mary Oliver poem. Sharing it. Hope that's ok!

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  3. Jo- of course!

    Not a foreigner - I follow a number of different art blogs on tumblr and find a lot of new art that way. Also, it would be okay if you were a foreigner, too.

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