Though you have known someone for more than forty years, though you have worked with them and lived with them, you do not know everything. I do not know everything — but a few things, which I will tell. M. had will and wit and probably too much empathy for others; she was quick in speech and she did not suffer fools. When you knew her she was unconditionally kind. But also, as our friend the Bishop Tom Shaw said at her memorial service, you had to be brave to get to know her. - An excerpt from Mary Oliver’s memoir ‘Our World’ about her 40 year relationship with Molly Cook. Oliver wrote the book after Cook died. It’s considered part memoir, part deeply moving eulogy to a departed soul mate, part celebration of their love for one another through their individu...
It’s been a rough Monday and to be honest, a rough month. It took everything in me to remain positive today. Tonight, however, alone in my room, I will let myself go for a bit. Then I will try again tomorrow. (Image via La belle noiseuse (1991) #wordsofwomen
whatever part of the $1,440 you failed to use during the day would be erased from your account, and no balance would be carried over. What would you do? You'd draw out every cent every day and use it to your best advantage. Well, you do have such a bank, and its name is time. Every morning, this bank credits you with 1,440 minutes. And it writes off as forever lost whatever portion you have failed to invest to good purpose. -Ann Landers