Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Journey

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 whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do --
determined to save
the only life you could save.

~ Mary Oliver ~

I got some good news this past weekend that concerned me...
I am still in shock and trying to absorb it all.

It has been a journey. Although, I can finally hear a new voice that I am slowly recognizing as my own.


  1. I'm so glad you've gotten good news. I love when people I care about get good news.

  2. that is great that you got good news
    please email/call me and share!

    sending you lot's of love and hugs


  3. Good News.... Good News...
    What a blessing to hear that you have Good News....

    Love and Hugs
    Wanda Mom

  4. HUZZAH!!!

    Good news is always welcome. Glad you got some.

    Loved the poem. It is a wonderful guide. It reminds you that you are the only one in charge of you.

    Keep up your good works.

  5. Where are those stars?