Monday, May 23, 2011

Joy

I continue to chip away at my final writing projects.  Can't seem to manage any original thinking beyond 140 word tweets. (I'm at popculturpriest.twitter.com.)  
It's probably going to be a couple more weeks like this. But in the meantime, I'm going to try and post some little poems and pictures I find online.  Enjoy this wonderful prose piece by Mary Oliver. 
Don't Hesitate
If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don't hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is its way of fighting back, that sometimes something happens better than all the riches or power in the world. It could be anything, but very likely you notice it in the instant when love begins. Anyway, that's not often the case. Anyway, whatever it is, don't be afraid of its plenty.  Joy is not made to be a crumb. 
Mary Oliver 
Preach it, Mary!


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