Lose Yourself in the Ordinary


Every day
I see or hear
that more or less

kills me
with delight
that leaves me
like a needle

in the haystack 
of light.
It was what I was born for –
to look, to listen

to lose myself 
inside this soft world –
to instruct myself
over and over

in joy
and acclamation.
Nor am I talking
about the exceptional,

the fearful, the dreadful
the very extravagant –

but of the ordinary
the common, the very drab,

the daily presentations.
Oh, good scholar,
I say to myself,
how can I help

but grow wise
with such teachings
as these –
the untrimmable light

of the world,
the ocean’s shine,
the prayers that are made
out of grass?

~Mary Oliver~

Mary Oliver never ceases to make my daily life more magical, and me more mindful of the beauty of nature and the preciousness of my life.

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2 Responses to Lose Yourself in the Ordinary

  1. eof737 says:

    She s a remarkable writer… TY! 😉

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