GOOD LINES FROM MARY OLIVER

  1. Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.
  2. We need beauty because it makes us ache to be worthy of it.
  3. It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world.
  4. To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.
  5. Someone I loved once gave me a box of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
  6. Love yourself. Then forget it. Then, love the world.
  7. What misery to be afraid of death. What wretchedness, to believe only in what can be proven.
  8. There are a hundred paths through the world that are easier than living. But, who wants easier?
  9. Therefore, dark past, I'm about to do it. I'm about to forgive you for everything.
  10. Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
  11. To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
  12. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination
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