Some very good advice—

But I’d go to the bookstore or read this at the library, as it’s very quick and doesn’t necessarily have to purchased in order to take it to heart.

Being kind is something I’d like to work on, and picking this up was a gentle reminder to try harder.

“Fall in love, sink into intimacy with all things, explore relationships throughout the Earth’s realm, pursue your dreams, and flood all creatures with goodness.”

— Brian Swimme, The Universe is a Green Dragon

“You are not just the things you do, not just the thoughts you think, the convictions you hold. You are that which shapes all of these. You are a power creating the whole complex work of art that is your life, your manifestation in the world.”

— Brian Swimme, The Universe is a Green Dragon

A stack of poems.

“Crowded rooms and lonesome tunes and very little sky.”

—  Rod McKuen, Listen to the Warm

She fancied books and the characters within—

Books were always there to take her in.

Love and misadventure was more for me. I smiled, laughed, and cried.

Lullabies just didn’t sing to me the same— it was still beautiful, but not right for where I am.

I remember who I thought of while I read book one, and now I (mainly) thought of someone else.

I want to live a life Mary Oliver would be proud of.

I should probably start with waking early.

“Do I dare
Disturb the universe?”

— T. S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

I’M SO EXCITED FOR THESE #poetry #maryoliver #langleav #lullabies

I think it would be wonderful if you did a give away!

And I will! I’m going to organize it when I’m home next, so stay tuned! 

“Go to the library when your soul is aching — As soon as your fingers brush against the spines, you’ll feel better.”