Mary Oliver Talks

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”–  from ‘The Summer Day’ by Mary Oliver

There’s so much good stuff to read in the world today–I know I say that all the time, but tis true.

Today I thought I’d share an article I read recently in Oprah magazine. Say what you will about Oprah and her tv show or her philosophy or whatever, but she’s done some amazing things and that magazine often has quite a bit of good stuff to read about a variety of topics. Stuff beyond accessorizing(though there is that, too) and beyond the latest household trick to get things done faster(though those tips are a good thing, too).

This particular magazine typically has interviews with very interesting people of all walks of life, inspiring stories of hope and triumph. And reading, oh the reading. Articles about what books are sparking interest in general or being read by people can always be found in the Oprah magazine. Many of those interesting people features bring up books and reading, too.

Recently I read one of those interesting  interviews by Maria Shriver with poet Mary Oliver. The story was simultaneously an interesting person interview and about books and nature and writing and reading. All favorites of mine, in case you didn’t know this about me yet. One of my favorite quotes from the interview is this one:

“They say if Mary is taking a walk, and she begins to walk slower and slower, and finally she’s standing still scribbling, you know it was a successful walk.”  Aa-men–I love that!

If you’re looking for something good to read, click over, give it a read and let me know your thoughts…



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