the soft animal of your body… The JUICY Heart August 2 2011

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. 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.

—— from Dream Work by Mary Oliver published by Atlantic Monthly Press © Mary Oliver

An inspiration for the day.

Today is a day of preparing . I adore: “You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves…”

Transitioning Rose July 2011

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