No religion except…

…No religion except whatever Mary Oliver had going on.


  • Quote: Monkcore.
  • T-Shirt: Online Ceramics
  • Inspired by: “Oh, good scholar, I say to myself, how can you help but grow wise with such teachings as these— the untrimmable light of the world, the ocean’s shine, the prayers that are made out of grass?” —  Mary Oliver, from “Mindful” in “Why I Wake Early” (via Alive on All Channels)


  1. GREAT! 👍
    Thanks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. same

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  3. And Susan laughed?

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  4. Amen.


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  5. YES!

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  6. Oh yeah!

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Indeed … “No religion except whatever Mary Oliver had going on.”


  8. Your share reminded me of another share of yours…from 9/17/17 You said:
    “I urge you to listen to Krista Tippett’s entire 51 minute interview with Gordon Hempton where the conversation is sprinkled with Hempton’s nature recordings. Hempton is an acoustic ecologist, a collector of sound all over the world. You can find the entire transcript and audio recording here: “Silence and the Presence of Everything.”
    and this is one section …a nice passage:
    “I really can’t say that I’m religious today, although I am spiritual. I don’t go to church that’s inside of buildings, but I do go to church that’s outside. My favorite church of all is what I call the “Cathedral of the Hoh Rain Forest at Olympic National Park.” It has the world’s tallest trees, over 300 feet high, and it’s there that the least amount of noise pollution intrudes of anywhere else in the United States. […] ”

    the photo of the tee shirt I beleive is a a Giant Sequoia (the General Sherman tree was saved from the fire in mid-September of this year…I think folks will enjoy looking at photo at the bottom of the page in below link
    Statistics about the General Sherman Tree

    Height above Base 274.9 feet
    Circumference at Ground 102.6
    Maximum Diameter at Base 36.5
    Diameter 60′ (18.3 m) above base 17.5
    Diameter 180′ (54.9 m) above base 14.0
    Diameter of Largest Branch 6.8
    Height of First Large Branch above the Base 130.0
    Average Crown Spread 106.5

    PS Mary Oliver is a Treasure

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  9. beautiful – but hasn’t, in the end (respectively beginning) God created all nature? Where does the religion come in then?

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  10. Love it ❣️

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  11. Indeed.

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