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.


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