To Love Living Things, and to Let Them Go

To Love Living Things, and to Let Them Go

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To Love Living Things, and to Let Them Go

In her poem “In Blackwater Woods,” Mary Oliver concludes with 10 breathtaking lines: “To live in this world/ you must be able/ to do three things:/ to love what is mortal;/ to hold it/ against your bones knowing/ your own life depends on it;/ and, when the time comes to let it/ go,/ to let it go.” I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately because I’m in a season of rebirth. Vegetables and flowers…

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