Pickup Truck

June 10, 2014

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“Never mind. The self is the least of it. Let our scars fall in love”
― Galway Kinnell

Eljin

June 10, 2014

june 2014-cherrie-28 (1 of 1)“There are a hundred paths through the world that are easier than loving. But, who wants easier?”
― Mary Oliver

First Cherry

June 10, 2014

june 2014-cherrie-21 (1 of 1)june 2014-cherrie-22 (1 of 1)“I’d seen
their hoofprints in the deep
needles and knew
they ended the long night
under the pines…

I was thinking:
so this is how you swim inward,
so this is how you flow outward,
so this is how you pray.

(from poem, “Five A.M. in the Pinewoods”)”
― Mary Oliver

In June

June 10, 2014

june 2014-cherrie-18 (1 of 1)“You’re like a little wild thing
that was never sent to school.”
― Mary Oliver

Cherry Picking

June 10, 2014

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“And then I feel the sun itself
as it blazes over the hills,
like a million flowers on fire —
clearly I’m not needed,
yet I feel myself turning
into something of inexplicable value.
-from The Buddha’s Last Instruction”
― Mary Oliver

Pick Your Own

June 10, 2014

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“Come with me into the woods where spring is
advancing, as it does, no matter what,
not being singular or particular, but one
of the forever gifts, and certainly visible.”
― Mary Oliver