Cold

Where has this cold come from?/ “It comes from the death of your friend.”

Will I always, from now on, be this cold?/ “No, it will diminish. But always it will be with you.”

What is the reason for it?/ “Wasn’t your friendship always as beautiful as a flame?”

Mary Oliver

Dedicated to my father and best friend, who died twenty-six years ago this month, on January 12, 1993. I’m still cold, yes, but am also filled to bursting with gratitude for that bright flame.

Mary Oliver

My favorite poet is Mary Oliver. Consider this:

“When it’s all over, I want to say: All my life I’ve been a bride married to amazement”–Mary Oliver

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Here I am, being married and IN amazement, that I am going to spend the rest of life with the man I adore, my best friend and my rock..

Question: In your life thus far, how have YOU been married to amazement?

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