little bit of lagniappe

reflecting on everyday grace

“We Shake with Joy”

At the close of a  week filled with pain and thanksgiving, especially for dear friends, whom I love, Mary Oliver offers solace and peace like a pillow to the weary head.

Thank you, Mary.

“We Shake with Joy”

We shake with joy, we shake with grief.

What a time they have, these two

housed as they are in the same body.

-Mary Oliver, from her collection Evidence

At the beginning of a new week, Mary Oliver fills my heart space with hope, for we are all human beings, stumbling and shaking with both joy and grief.  And never alone.

Thank you, God.

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: