“TEACHER SEEKS PUPIL.
Must have an earnest desire to
save the world. Apply in person.”
~ from the book Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
I am in love with Ocean
lifting her thousands of white hats
in the chop of the storm,
or lying smooth and blue, the
loveliest bed in the world.
In the personal life, there is
always grief more than enough,
a heart-load for each of us
on the dusty road. I suppose
there is a reason for this, so I will be
patient, acquiescent. But I will live
nowhere except here, by Ocean, trusting
equally in all the blast and welcome
of her sorrowless, salt self.
~~ Mary Oliver ~~
“A lifetime is not what’s between
The moments of birth and death.
A lifetime is one moment
between my two little breaths.
The present, the here, the now,
That’s all the life I get,
I live each moment in full,
In kindness, in peace, without regret.”
~ Chade Meng