|A Cottage by the Sea||
When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
In this universe weare given two gifts: the ability to love, and the ability to ask questions.
Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
I want to think again of dangerous and noble things. I want to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable and beautiful and afraid of nothing, as though I had wings.
Yesterday morning's beauty.
We need beauty because it makes us ache to be worthy of it.
Mary Oliver (posted by Parker Palmer on Face Book)