I appreciated this affirmation from someone who, in her nineties, is in pain most of the time, but who stays positive and cheers others on. I was reminded of Mary Oliver’s words in UPSTREAM, her newly published book of essays that I read that very morning.
“I was steadfast about one or two things: loving foxes, and poems, the blank piece of paper, and my own energy….And that I did not give to anyone the responsibility for my life. it is mine. I made it. And can do what I want with it. Live it. Give it back, someday, without bitterness, to the wild and weedy dunes.”
This is what the Women’s March is about."