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“Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable. I don’t really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds or hugging the old black oak tree. I have my way of praying, as you no doubt have yours. Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible. I can sit on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds, until the foxes run by unconcerned. I can hear the almost unhearable sound of the roses singing. If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must love you very much.”

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You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting – over and over announcing your place in the family of things. ― Mary Oliver #poetry #maryoliver #poetrycommunity

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“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

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#maryoliver thank you as always for this reminder 🙏🏼 “You do not have to be good.” Such a lovely first line. We all belong to the family of things. 🍃This poem is for you, whoever you are, no matter how lonely. 💕 #poetry #poem #nature #selflove #belonging

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Last night we were driving home from the second funeral/life celebration in one day - two friends gone too soon. I was wanting to go #seizetheday and embrace life dreams and all that Jazz. My emotions were all a jumbled mess. Because y’all, none of us are promised tomorrow. Really!!! It’s sobering and challenging and exciting all at once. The two of us know this all too well, just how quickly life can change. . That Mary Oliver quote from her poem The Summer Day - “Tell me, what Is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” kept running through my mind. . My poor husband had to listen to all my ramblings in the car 🤦🏻‍♀️. Then he suggested a date night dinner on our way home. So we started embracing the present over dinner - @edgarsgrille - together. And that was just what my heart needed. Dreaming and planning for the future together is important, but so is embracing peace in the present. And being grateful for all the ways that God makes all things new. . . #presentoverperfect #1000gifts #maryoliver #thegiftofnow #carpediem #marriage #blessingsthroughraindrops #allthingsnew #resurrection #thelast90days

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The blush of my heart on the damp grass #maryoliver

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Sometimes I need only to stand where I am to be blessed. #MaryOliver ♥️🍎🍂

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⁣ Alguien a quien amé me dio una caja llena de oscuridad. Me tomó años entender que esto también era un regalo y una luz.⁣ ⁣ 👁 👁⁣ ⁣ Someone I loved gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift and light. #maryoliver

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A gift to myself came today. ❤️❤️❤️ #maryoliver

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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. . by Mary Oliver . #harz #exploreharz #harzliebe #harzerwandernadel #wanderlust #maryoliver #thejourney #waldbaden #shinrinyoku #path #waldfrieden . .

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"And that is just the point…how the world, moist and beautiful, calls to each of us to make a new and serious response. That’s the big question, the one the world throws at you every morning. ‘Here you are, alive. Would you like to make a comment?'” - Mary Oliver #huskylove #maryoliver

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Listening to Neil DeGrasse Tyson (a new inspirational favorite)..... He said that the threat of dying someday motivates us to achieve in life. The knowing that we don’t have forever makes us running against the clock to achieve greatness. Many have said to me that I’ve lived more in my 41 years than most people have in a lifetime and I largely owe that to a constant stirring I’ve always felt deep within that one day this would all be over and my bucket list is so long so better get cracking on seizing the day and making my dreams come true. Not only death motivates me, but before Oliver there was the thought that if I could just squeeze in one more epic journey before I must settle down and have children “because then my life will have to change forevermore”. Luckily, I’ve been able to prove myself wrong on that one and treasure raising my little one with experiences rather than creature comforts. ⠀ He also added that we fear death only because this life is all we know and we can’t imagine anything else. Maybe that’s why we humans love the reassuring stories of heaven or reincarnation.... To dream big - on not only the afterlife - but on a life bigger and broader than what we are living today. To push ourselves daily into taking action in making our dreams a reality....⠀ “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” - Mary Oliver #neildegrassetyson #maryoliver #consciousliving #livinganddying #fullfilling #livingyourpurpose #achievegreatness #creativesouls #optimalliving

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I posted this to @gym.gypsy this morning and gosh... those quiet moments... they're important. @chuckbennington and I have made some pretty big, brave decisions on plane rides, road trips and the few times we've had a few,spare moments, or forced down time. And they've been some of the most valuable time spent of our entire lives. _ _ We love the weekends for so many reasons but the one that stands out today is that it gives us all a little more time to think about life, where we're headed, where we've been. Are we happy with our trajectory? Or do we need to correct our path a bit (or a lot). Plane rides are also good times to reflect. Any time when you get a tiny bit of peace and quiet to just let your mind sort out and reflect on all of life's busy-ness is valuable. Many a big, brave decision has been at least sparked if not made in moments like these. _ _ Maybe take some time this weekend to ponder #maryoliver 's quote. What WILL you do with your one wild and precious life? Are you making the most of it? Pursuing your dreams? _ _ We'd love to hear what your dreams or goals are? Or what big decisions have you made lately? _ _ #positivemindset #positivemindset #bossbabe #fitness #crossfitlife #crossfitgirls #crossfit #crossfittrainning #goals #goalsetting #journal #dreambig #getquiet #livethelifeyoulove #wildandpreciouslife #weightlifting #intention #intentionsetting

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Each one, just now, so thoroughly asleep. #MaryOliver

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We love the weekends for so many reasons but the one that stands out today is that it gives us all a little more time to think about life, where we're headed, where we've been. Are we happy with our trajectory? Or do we need to correct our path a bit (or a lot). Plane rides are also good times to reflect. Any time when you get a tiny bit of peace and quiet to just let your mind sort out and reflect on all of life's busy-ness is valuable. Many a big, brave decision has been at least sparked if not made in moments like these. _ _ Maybe take some time this weekend to ponder #maryoliver 's quote. What WILL you do with your one wild and precious life? Are you making the most of it? Pursuing your dreams? _ _ We'd love to hear what your dreams or goals are? Or what big decisions have you made lately? _ _ #positivemindset #positivemindset #bossbabe #fitness #crossfitlife #crossfitgirls #crossfit #crossfittrainning #goals #goalsetting #journal #dreambig #getquiet #livethelifeyoulove #wildandpreciouslife #weightlifting #intention #intentionsetting

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Upstream by Mary Oliver . . . You can' #t always pick a winner and Mary Oliver's book of essays just didn't win me over. Granted I'm not usually a fan of essay collections so I don't know what I was expecting, but while the language was lovely the prose was rambling and didn't keep my attention. . . . Rating:📖📖 #bookreview #bookstagrammer #book #maryoliver

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In the deep fall don’t you imagine the leaves think how comfortable it will be to touch the earth instead of the nothingness of air and the endless freshets of wind? And don’t you think the trees themselves, especially those with mossy, warm caves, begin to think of the birds that will come — six, a dozen — to sleep inside their bodies? And don’t you hear the goldenrod whispering goodbye, the everlasting being crowned with the first tuffets of snow? The pond vanishes, and the white field over which the fox runs so quickly brings out its blue shadows. And the wind pumps its bellows. And at evening especially, the piled firewood shifts a little, longing to be on its way. . . . #maryoliver #poetry #chasinglight #beautyinsimplicity #embracingtheseasons #slowlivingforlife #aslowmoment #simpleandstill #thatauthenticfeeling #beautyyouseek #awakethelight #stillswithstories #holdthemoment #wellnessstories #bewell #goodthingsgrowhere #thisgratefulnow #fullhearts

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The dream of my life Is to lie down by a slow river And stare at the light in the trees— To learn something by being nothing A little while but the rich Lens of attention. 🌸 — Mary Oliver, Entering the Kingdom 🌸 #saturdaysweetness #maryoliver

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The spirit likes to dress up like this: ten fingers, ten toes, shoulders, and all the rest at night in the black branches, in the morning in the blue branches of the world. It could float, of course, but would rather plumb rough matter. Airy and shapeless thing, it needs the metaphor of the body, lime and appetite, the oceanic fluids; it needs the body's world, instinct and imagination and the dark hug of time, sweetness and tangibility, to be understood, to be more than pure light that burns where no one is -- so it enters us -- in the morning shines from brute comfort like a stitch of lightning; and at night lights up the deep and wondrous drownings of the body like a star. -Mary Oliver May you wake up to who you truly are this morning. LLS Richard Powell Authentic-Abundance.weebly.com The Master's Path to Creation Workshop in Edmonton, Canada on Nov 9-11 and to Westlake Village, California on Nov 16-18. In Ruidoso, New Mexico on December 7-9th and coming soon to Austin, Texas. #maryoliver #msia #meditation #yoga #universityofsantamonica #spiritualwarriors #spiritualexercises

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“Oh, to love what is lovely, and will not last!” - Mary Oliver . Love my iphone! It makes “what is lovely” last for me. Saturday morning — stepped out on the deck at 7:40 AM just in time to see the sun rise over the horizon, and this flypast — and capture it all with my iPhone. To love again another day. . . . #saturday #sunrise #sun #geese #canadagoose #lake #lakelife #lakeontario #lakeview #from_my_backdeck #cloudporn #cloudscape #clouds #sky #naturegram #naturelovers #nature #naturephotography #nature_brilliance #poem #poetry #poetrylover #instapic #instagram #instaphoto #maryoliver #vsco #iphone8plus #iphonephotography

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"In the deep fall don’t you imagine the leaves think how comfortable it will be to touch the earth instead of the nothingness of air and the endless freshets of wind?" ____________________ From the poem "Song for autumn" by the incomparably fantastic Mary Oliver _____________________________________________ #maryoliverpoetry #maryoliver #trailpoetry #springandbysummerfall #songforautumn #poetry #naturephotography #natureisart #anysurfaceanydistance #neverstopexploring #trailmagic #falltrees #nevernotrunning #winteriscoming #runforlife #runtoexplore #runnerslife #instarun #instarunners #trampelpfadlauf #trailrunning #löpning #jogging #getoutside #enjoynature #laufdichfrei #laufenmachtglücklich #laufenlaufenlaufen #naturelovers #sunislife

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My partner @chrismurphyhub and I talk about this almost daily. It’s from the beautiful Mary Oliver quote “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” . In all the hustle and busyness of life and work and parenting, we can go day to day checking off our tasks and laying our heads down at night, get up the next day, and start all over again and slip right by our dreams. . Can you stop for a second, breathe deep, and ask yourself, What do I want to do with my one wild and precious life? We only have this one. And we are only ever this age once. The time will pass anyway. So what would you like to do and be in your one precious life? . Write it down. Whisper it to your partner. Put it in your phone where you can see it. Write it on your arm. Call your sister and tell her. Your dream matters and it’s yours and no one else can be who you are or do what you do or think how you think. . Ask yourself, what is it I plan to do with my one wild and precious life? __________________________ #quote #maryoliver #onelife #mentalhealth #wellness #dream #do #life #anxiety #youmatter #therapy #counseling #help

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Sun Travellers Perpetual Passage Perform

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Ochre Swirl Earth Memory Meditation

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#maryoliver #maryoliverpoetry “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, determined to save the only life that you could save.” -Mary Oliver (aka, basically the voice of god)

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Thinking about #lopezisland and the beautiful blooms from @cairomcg ‘s garden. The #maryoliver poem says it best: Come with me into the field of sunflowers. Their faces are burnished disks, their dry spines creak like ship masts, their green leaves, so heavy and many, fill all day with the sticky sugars of the sun. Come with me to visit the sunflowers, they are shy but want to be friends; they have wonderful stories of when they were young - the important weather, the wandering crows. Don't be afraid to ask them questions! Their bright faces, which follow the sun, will listen, and all those rows of seeds - each one a new life! hope for a deeper acquaintance; each of them, though it stands in a crowd of many, like a separate universe, is lonely, the long work of turning their lives into a celebration is not easy. Come and let us talk with those modest faces, the simple garments of leaves, the coarse roots in the earth so uprightly burning. #poetryofinstagram #sunflower

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Happy Aloha Friday Lovelies 🧡 Where do you like to read? I spent some time in this strange little room. Mary Oliver’s ability to despite nature in her poems amazes and delights me. This one, “Peonies,” hits home because the flower has a lot of pleasant memories for me. Baking a peach pie tonight. Hopefully you’ll see what happens soon! 🍑 Have a great weekend . . . . . #maryoliver # #vscocam #vsco #vscogood #vscogram #vscoedits # #fridayfavorites #freewritefriday #fridayreads #writersofinsta #poetsofinstagram #writing #goodreads #ilovebooks #paperback #readingtime #amreading #thebaristabard #writteninthecrema

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“When the thumb of fear lifts, we are so alive.” —Mary Oliver 🙏🏽, @ArthurAlligood

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“Another year gone, leaving everywhere its rich spices residues: vines, leaves, the uneaten fruits crumbling damply in the shadows, unmattering back from the particular island of this summer, this NOW, that now is nowhere except underfoot, moldering in that black subterranean castle of unobservable mysteries - roots and sealed seeds and the wanderings of water. This I try to remember when time’s measure painfully chafes, for instance when autumn flares out at the last, boisterous and like us longing to stay - how everything lives, shifting from one bright vision to another, forever in these momentary pastures.” Fall Song, by Mary Oliver #witchesofbrooklyn #samhainseason #prospectpark #maryoliver #poetryofinstagram #retrograde

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Let me keep my distance, always, from those who think they have the answers. Let me keep company always with those who say “Look!” and laugh in astonishment, and bow their heads. ~~ Mary Oliver #Maryoliver always comes through with the right words 💕🙏🏽 #huesofjoy #daysofsmallthings #surroundedbywonder

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I know ... another sunrise ... and geese in flight ... but ☀️ Oh, to love what is lovely, and will not last! What a task to ask of anything, or anyone, yet it is ours, and not by the century or the year, but by the hours. One fall day I heard above me, and above the sting of the wind, a sound I did not know, and my look shot upward; it was a flock of snow geese, winging it faster than the ones we usually see, and, being the color of snow, catching the sun so they were, in part at least, golden. I held my breath as we do sometimes to stop time when something wonderful has touched us as with a match, which is lit, and bright, but does not hurt in the common way, but delightfully, as if delight were the most serious thing you ever felt. The geese flew on, I have never seen them again. Maybe I will, someday, somewhere. Maybe I won't. It doesn't matter. What matters is that, when I saw them, I saw them as through the veil, secretly, joyfully, clearly. (- Mary Oliver, “Snow Geese”) . . . #sunrise #sun #geese #canadagoose #lake #lakelife #lakeontario #lakeview #from_my_backdeck #cloudporn #cloudscape #clouds #sky #bluesky #naturegram #naturelovers #nature #naturephotography #nature_brilliance #poem #poetry #poetrylover #poetrycommunity #poetryofinstagram #instapic #instagram #instaphoto #maryoliver #vsco

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“The sense of having walked from far inside yourself, out into the revelation, to have risked yourself for something that seemed to stand both inside you and far beyond you, that called you back” ... watching my heart contract and then being allowed to expand over the past few days has been nothing short of a miracle. The Creator has found it fit to as Mary Oliver would say, “I tell you this to break your heart, by which I mean only that it break open and never close again to the rest of the world.” Coming out here to Oceanside to preform the marriage of my dear friends Keith and Violet, to spend time with one of my oldest and best friends Dave Smith, and stay with my friends the Bunnell’s and “interview” (learn from them) for hours on end has been nothing short of a miracle .. I am blessed in ways, and in my heart, in words I cannot find to describe .. I am grateful to live this life #davidwhyte #maryoliver #wisdom #wisdominwords #grateful #myheartisfull #humble #quiet #listening #morningslikethese #whileyouweresleeping #oceanside #california

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School starts crazy early and on Fridays my husband gets my girls ready and out the door while I get extra 😴. Grace and Brooke both had questions and separately came in to wake me. I couldn’t even be mad because they were so darn sweet about it and full of love and cuddles. After they left I laid in bed feeling the warmth of gratitude fill me. I remembered this line from Mary Olivers’s poem “It Was Early” and I understood it in a new way. We don’t need to do, or make happen, or achieve something to be blessed...to be washed with gratitude. Just stand where you are. And look. When we pay attention we’ll see blessings hiding in plain sight. #lookforblessings #choosegratitude #maryoliver #liveboldly #iamblessed #perspective #happinessisachoice

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„PODRÓŻ” Pewnego dnia zrozumiałeś w końcu, co powinieneś zrobić, i zaczęło się, choć głosy dookoła wykrzykiwały swoje złe rady, choć cały Dom, zaczął drżeć i poczułeś stary ciężar u nogi. „Napraw moje życie!” krzyczał każdy głos. Ale ty się nie zatrzymałeś. Wiedziałeś, co masz robić, chociaż wiatr przewiercał cię na wylot zimnymi palcami, a głosy zawodziły jak płaczki. Zrobiło się późno, noc mroczna, Droga pełna kamieni i połamanych gałęzi. Ale za każdym krokiem, gdy głosy milkły w oddali, coraz więcej gwiazd zapalało się na niebie, i pojawił się nowy głosy, który po chwili rozpoznałeś jako swój. On dotrzymywał ci towarzystwa, gdy wędrowałeś coraz głębiej w świat, zdecydowany zrobić jedyną rzecz, jaką zdołasz, ocalić jedyne życie, jakie możesz ocalić. Autor: Mary Oliver Tłumaczenie: D. Paluch i D. Kożusznik #psychoanalityczka #maryoliver #poezja #wiersz #czytam #ksiazka #molksiazkowy #psychologia #psychoterapia #zycie #podroz #tuiteraz #idegdzies #mojadroga #filozofia #zurich #mojaszwajcaria #polishgirl #polskadziewczyna #polskablogerka #polishblogger

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I’ve never been much of a poetry reader but I am so enjoying A Thousand Mornings by #maryoliver. Her poems are simple and beautiful, sometimes funny and often thought-provoking. If you’re an amateur poetry-reader like me but are interested in trying it out, I recommend #athousandmornings #bookstagram #whatimreadingnow

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It has been quite a week. Kids getting teeth pulled, going to the orthodontist, and seeing a pediatric cardiologist, I have not had as much time in the studio. But I have had the pleasure to read some Mary Oliver, “When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder If I made of my life something particular, and real. I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument. I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” So good. Detail of “Star Nursery”, 6 pieces, 15 x 11 inches each, collage on paper. . . . #maryoliver #poetry #familylife #starnursery #collage #abstract

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15 years ago, I spent a lot of time sitting around fires. I had a group of friends and a regular housesitting job in the country and we would build big campfires, get high, and spend the next few hours watching it burn down to ash. There were entire histories played out in the fires: cities would be built and then crumble; creatures would be born, decay and then resurrected before our eyes. • Contemplating the Queen of Wands, and trying to pin them down into a few paragraphs is much like trying to narrate the epic arc of a fire. What does it mean to have Inner Sovereignty over Fire? It means you are the steward of your own essence, spark, spirit, energy, heat. Fire fuels us—propels us forward in evolution, nourishes us, and it also must be fed. The Queen of Wands is perpetual Phoenix energy. • What are you hungry for? What feeds you? Are you willing to claim it, to be in service to it? What will you allow to be consumed and transformed? • Queen of Wands is keeping vigil, is dancing, is stoking and bellowing. Queen of Wands is somehow impossible to describe; what moves us to create art, to laugh, to climb impractical mountains and have recreational sex? Like: we don’t *need* to do these things, yet without them we would go cold. We must feed our fires, and our will and our desires.

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Every morning, so far, I'm alive. And now the crows break off from the rest of the darkness and burst up into the sky—as though all night they had thought of what they would like their lives to be, and imagined their strong, thick wings. - Mary Oliver ———————————— 10.19.16 - someone won’t keep a hat on their head so throwbacks until we get her sorted out 😉 . . . . #goodmorning #sunrise #morning #color #beach #waves #shoreline #sea #ocean #coast #intentionalliving #sea #clouds #seashore #sunrise_and_sunsets #beach #lovewhereyoulive #wakeup #beautifulsky #happiness #landscape #maryoliver #sand #view #fromwhereistand #sun #happyplace #reflection #landscapelovers #wrightsvillebeach #nc

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