My thoughts, as usual, are going many places. I’m so glad I have a place to put my thoughts.
Here’s a thought: Perhaps if I didn’t have this blog to express my thoughts, I would need a journal like that one.
Some more thoughts:
- The non-expendable, valuable, and extremely appreciated poet Mary Oliver died two days ago.
- Decades ago, a thoughtful therapist shared this Mary Oliver poem with me:
by Mary Oliver
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.
- That poem is good for my thoughts, feelings, imagination, body, and soul.
- My thoughts are with all who knew and loved Mary Oliver.
- Yesterday, my thoughts went many places, but kept returning to Mary Oliver.
My thought is that it’s time to share my other photos from yesterday.
My thought is that “Family/Friends” and “Vacation/Travel” are what many people enjoy most about winter, which leads to my next two photos showing Vacation/Travel with Family/Friends:
My thoughts, like my phone, go everywhere with me:
My thoughts tell me that you can click on any of those photos if you think you want to see them more clearly.
My thoughts are that this …
… is a sign about what music to include in today’s post.
My thoughts now turn to your thoughts, which I hope you express below.
My thoughts are full of gratitude for all who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — YOU.