Sunday, June 11, 2006

to live in this world...

"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 -

somedays, we are simply reminded, that things,

are all the easier, when we simply learn

to let go.

that doesn't mean to dismiss,

rather to simply release, face things with ease,

like little hopes and wishes, maybe even fears

and let them simply blow into the breeze.

and reading those sweet words again,

it's also about the love of our own mortal souls,

and learning to hold ourselves against our own bones

preciously tight. because really, that is at times all we have.

something beautiful, and something true.

and yes, sometimes simply let ourselves go.

let it go.

and just believe.

[a photograph from The Train Station Sessions]

[and a quote from one of my favourite poets,

simply to remind the self...]

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