“Today I’m flying low and I’m not saying a word I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep. The world goes on as it must, the bees in the garden rumbling a little, the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten. And so forth. But I’m taking the day off. Quiet as a feather. I hardly move though really I’m traveling a terrific distance. Stillness. One of the doors into the temple.” ~ Mary Oliver

Couch Art

Art by Paul Bond

Source: Cosmic Dancer

One thought on ““Today I’m flying low and I’m not saying a word I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep. The world goes on as it must, the bees in the garden rumbling a little, the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten. And so forth. But I’m taking the day off. Quiet as a feather. I hardly move though really I’m traveling a terrific distance. Stillness. One of the doors into the temple.” ~ Mary Oliver

  1. While you rest
    “quiet as a feather”, and travel… here is:

    a benediction

    may you rest easy and open
    may your breathing be easy and open
    may your view be easy and open
    may your hands be easy and open
    may your gift be easy and open
    may your movement be easy and open
    may your heart be easy and open

    may we all rest easy and open;
    may our view, our hands,
    our hearts, our breathing,
    our movement and our gift –
    may these, may these
    be easy and open …

    © Kathy McVittie 21 March 2020

    http://www.writingpresence.com

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