Today I’m flying low

Today I’m flying low and I’m
not saying a word.
I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep.

The world goes on as it must,
the bees in the garden rumbling a little,
the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten.
And so forth.

But I’m taking the day off.
Quiet as a feather.
I hardly move though really I’m traveling
a terrific distance.

Stillness. One of the doors
into the temple.

— Mary Oliver, “Today” in A Thousand Mornings



  1. She transports, soothes, rocks me with her words…

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  2. Def need these days 😇 Mary reminds us all.

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  3. let a gentle wind open and shut the door.

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  4. That is so beautiful. I think I’m going to have to go and buy that book. I even checked it out on Amazon. Thank you for the introduction. Love the pairing with that photo – brilliant, David.

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  5. Thanks

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  6. So grateful for Mary Oliver. ❤

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  7. I could use a day like that!

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