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 And have you too finally figured out what beauty is for?
And have you changed your life?
~Mary Oliver

 

what is beauty for but to awaken us from the dreariness of having to be what we think we ought to be

and to shake us into being truly

 

tonight I pulled home as the sun sank to the west and

spread its peach light over the mountains

as the chickens clucked in the warm evening air,

the sheep munched green hay,

and I stepped out of the car to this land

this sky

this space

 

what is beauty for but to shake the crust of our shells away

to show us how to be born into each moment

to pull us into life