I said, I like my life.


I said, I like my life. If I
have to give it back, if they
take it from me, let me
not feel I wasted any, let me
not feel…that I forgot
to give what I held in my hands,
that I forgot to do some little
piece of the work that wanted
to come through…

~ Marge Piercy,  excerpt from “If They Come in the Night”, Circles on the Water: Selected Poems

Notes: Poem – Thank you Beth at Alive on all Channels, Photo: Adeline Spengler, The Jump Touch the Sky, 2013 (via newthom)



  1. Tudo no ar ou flutua… Belíssimo!!!

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  2. Part of my every morning-sitting with my gratitude, hope & fervent hope that I treasure this life in total.

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  3. WMS! I, too, try to take a few moments each day and record three things for which I’m grateful. I find that this simple exercise reframes my outlook significantly…small investment, big outcome. ☺️

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  4. “… of the work that wanted to come through me.”

    I’m loving the concept. So, it is all work that wants to come through me? Hhhmm

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  5. i try to remember…

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  6. I like my life, too. All of it. 💘

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    I like my life …..

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  8. Love this, David!

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  9. Nothing is wasted, love it or unlike it.

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  10. I always say that if given the chance to do over, I’d make the same decisions I made throughout my life. A tweak here and there, but I’ve come out pretty happy, landing on my feet with good family and good friends. I hope you have too.

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  11. Loved reading the comments and your replies, David… especially Claudia’s comment.
    So many ups and downs we experience through life; but, if we can say, except for a tweak here and there the result is pretty good ~ we are doing OK, for sure… 🙂

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  12. The image, future Olympian, I think.

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  13. Goofed that comment… I am of course referring to the person in the image

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