Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I want to believe

"What I want in my life
is to be willing
to be dazzled --
to cast aside the weight of facts

and maybe even
to float a little
above this difficult world.
I want to believe I am looking

into the white fire of a great mystery.
I want to believe
that the imperfections are nothing --
that the light is everything--
that it is more than the sum
of each flawed blossom rising and fading.
And I do."

-- Mary Oliver, "The Ponds"

I sat down with my coffee this morning, ready to read, and this is what I saw when I looked out the window: the fog making an island of the opposite shore, and everything gleaming pink and blue in the morning sun.

I went out to capture the light, and then returned to my coffee, and two poems later this passage appeared, and so I share it with you. May its faith help you float through the challenges of your day, whatever they may be...

1 comment:

Louise Gallagher said...

Your view is a gift this morning. I can hear the sounds of the ocean. Feel the moist air as I sink into beauty.

thank you.