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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

i ran across a quote the other day that stopped me in my tracks.

Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

- Mary Oliver

i've been chewing on that one for a while. we so often rush through life, or feel like we should be Doing Something but get frustrated that we Aren't Doing because we can't name what the Something is, or just have our heads down in the nitty-gritty of each day.

i was sitting on the porch, having tea and reading an article from the Kripalu catalog, and that quote just about jumped off the page and grabbed me by the throat. i stopped and stared at it, and it stared at me, and i shivered.

truly, what would i do with this one precious and wild life? because it is both of those things, and i should, i want to be more aware of those things. we are given this one precious and wild ride through life, and i think that just knowing that, just realizing that it can be wild, in an energy flowing, transformative way, is enough to shift things.

the dishes in the sink look a little different, now, thinking about that quote.

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