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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:

  1. I love this poem! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Brianna, all of Emily's work is amazing!

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  3. beautiful! have a fantastic weekend!

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

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

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

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