Sunday, October 24, 2021

Sunday, Saying Yes to the World


I would say that there exist a thousand unbreakable links between each of us and everything else, and that our dignity and our chances are one. The farthest star and the mud at our feet are a family; and there is no decency or sense in honoring one thing, or a few things, and then closing the list. The pine tree, the leopard, the Platte River, and ourselves - we are at risk together, or we are on our way to a sustainable world together. We are each other's destiny.

Mary Oliver, from Upstream: Selected Essays

2 comments:

Barbara R. said...

Beautiful fall images and Mary Oliver. I knew it was her, or at least someone else, when the Platt River came into it. Thanks and have a wonderful Sunday!

Tabor said...

Mary Oliver always touches the heart strings.