This, Too.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Words to end the week, from poet Mary Oliver. Stumbled on this by chance and thought it was perfect.

The Uses of Sorrow
(In my sleep I dreamed this poem)

Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness.

It took me years to understand

that this, too, was a gift.
(From Thirst, 2006.)

Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Coming next week: Rothko manicures, dangerous women, a new POV.
Words by Mary Oliver. Photos by my friend Emily Johnston. (More on Emily, here.)


Hannah Margaret Allen said...

That's beautiful, Shoko.

Anonymous said...

Great photos!

Ione said...

I love this poem! Thank you for sharing!

Shoko said...

Brianna, all of Emily's work is amazing!

Anonymous said...


angela said...

beautiful! have a fantastic weekend!

Kathy said...

So beautiful - the poem and Emily's work. Hope you're having a marvelous weekend!

Tiffany said...

this was a beautiful post, very inspiring! the pictures are wonderful too.

burntfeather said...

:) One of my favourite things to remind myself is throw adversity grows character, reading that poem made me think of it anyway!

Shoko said...

So pleased to share it :)



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