Monday, May 21, 2007


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.


~ Mary Oliver

11 comments:

  1. The first two things are easy, it is the third one that is difficult sometimes..
    hugs
    xx

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  2. I love the photo and the poem.

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  3. Lookie at that big seashell!!! I wouldn't know how to act if I found a big seashell like that!!!Happy Monday Angela! xoCinda

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  4. I couldn't comment earlier today so I'm glad I can now. I'm so in love with Mary Oliver's poetry you wouldn't believe and I hardly can either.

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  5. How many times have we lived that...and then re-lived that and then did it again. I guess life is about holding and letting go.
    Beautiful photo, and shell. Shells love you, they have a way of finding you, sweet Angela.

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  6. I agree with Sheila....this picture is wonderful...makes me daydream!

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  7. letting go....wow, thats the biggie!

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  8. Mmmmmm I relate to the bone part...holding something that close, it hurts even before you have to let it go.

    you, me, and lunch with Mary Oliver...heaven

    .....almost ;-)

    miss you... along with the love

    xoxo darlene

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  9. Oh, letting go. This seems to be a life long learning process, doesn't it? I know I have continual work to do in that area.

    Thanks for the beautiful poem.

    Also, the wreaths are beautiful! I can't believe you have collected that many shells. What treasures. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    Cheryl

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  10. This is beautiful Angela Marie!!!!
    Did you take the photo??? It is out of this world.
    xo

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