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ANNOUNCING YOUR PLACE IN THE FAMILY OF THINGS

Wild Geese

As we head into the home stretch of Module 2, here is a poem to support you along the way. - Sarah

WILD GEESE, by Mary Oliver

“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”

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SanPatagonia's picture

Thank you!

My spirit rejoices with your messages :)
Thank you so much!

San

@SanPatagonia
Be a voice, tell a story, start the fire. | Sé una voz, cuenta una historia, enciende el fuego.

Sarah Whitten-Grigsby's picture

And mine with yours!

Dear SanPatagonia,

And my spirit rejoices in a connection with you!

- Sarah

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