“If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is its way of fighting back, that sometimes something happened better than all the riches or power in the world. It could be anything, but very likely you notice it in the instant when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb. (Don't Hesitate)”

 ― Mary Oliver, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems

The cold is slowly settling in..I filled the bird-feeders...this always gives me great joy..and I baked some bread..


Deb said...

Such a sweet video.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

PURE PURE MAGIC in the poem (love her) and in this video. Those sweet finches, I can't believe it! Where there is food, there is very little fear about being too close to a human! ANd look at that blue jay; they are NOT afraid of humans! Hello dearest, you baked some bread? It was 20 degrees WARMER here yesterday, so I went outside to water our shrubs!