The Summer Day by Mary Oliver
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? The Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean-- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-- who is gazing...
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way...– (via andyathomas) So true! (via timkro)
the clatter of keys: professional crastination →
A lovely and inspiring post by Erin McKeown about Procrastinating! Click through the title to read the whole thing. (PS there is a great link in there to a New Yorker article about procrastination as well!) theclatterofkeys: i’m procrastinating. not like when i was in college and i had a big paper due. not like when there’s a package that needs to go to the post office, but i just keep finding...
The Responsibility of Showing Up & Song DNA
Oh dear, I’ve gone and done the thing where I haven’t updated in a while and now there’s drafts from a while ago and so much to tell and it’s a bit overwhelming, but what the heck, let’s dive in. I started this post on, gulp, the 8th of June? dang… The picture is from the 17th of June after my first non-open mic gig in Austin. Thanks Denise for taking it! ...
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Filing this one away in my brain for the future…
The Journey by Mary Oliver
How does she know about my life? Predicting the future from 25 years ago? Who is this person? :-) The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice-- though the...
Wild Geese by Mary Oliver
OK, yes, so I’ve heard of Mary Oliver for years now, and I know she’s a big favorite with a lot of my favorite people, and I’ve even read some of her poems sometimes. But somehow I really just “discovered” her a couple days ago. So there’s gonna be an onslaught of Mary Oliver posts. :-) Worth reading again if you have already. So there, hehe. Wild Geese ...
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.– ~Rumi
Wisdom is nothing more than avoiding all thoughts that weaken and dis-empower...– Wayne Dyer
Failure’s pain subsides faster than the ache of regret.– Anonymous (via loveorfear)
Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don’t open...– Rumi