“What misery to be afraid of death.
What wretchedness, to believe only in what can be proven.”
One of the comments I received on my post recording Mary Oliver’s death, was this one from Tokens of Companionship –
“This is a nice remembrance by a former student of hers:
“And that is just the point… how the world, moist and beautiful,
calls to each of us to make a new and serious response.
That’s the big question, the one the world throws at you every morning.
“Here you are, alive. Would you like to make a comment?”