Friday, January 31, 2014

This, Too.

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.)

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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.)

10 comments:

Hannah Margaret Allen said...

That's beautiful, Shoko.

girlseeksplace 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...

great.

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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