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The Journey.  A poem by Mary Oliver, Illustration by Allison Hillier

My absolute most favorite poem. The Journey. A poem by Mary Oliver, Illustration by Allison Hillier

You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever give anyone else the responsibility for your life. — Mary Oliver

Quotables

The celebrated poet and author reminds us of what's really important with these beautiful, sage lines from her new book, Upstream. These quotes were excerpted from Upstream: Selected Essays, by Mary Oliver.

It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world ~Mary Oliver #illustration by Lisa Congdon

On Change

"It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world." ~Mary Oliver (Art by Lisa Congdon) .

A bit of Instructions on How to Live a Good Life: How to be an Artist, a Parent, a Creative, a Dreamer

A bit of Instructions on How to Live a Good Life: How to be an Artist, a Parent, a Creative, a Dreamer

one of my faves

Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable. -...

Someone I loved once gave me  a box full of darkness.  It took me years to understand  that this too, was a gift.  - Mary Oliver      beautiful

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift. - Mary Oliver beautiful The gift is you

I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed

I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed - Mary Oliver