Friday, April 14, 2006

Oddly enough—or not—I discovered a long time ago that there don't seem to be enough hours in the day to get done all I want to accomplish in my life. Characters like Carolyne Molloy and Dave Reynolds make the ancient world so young and cosy. As a result, one of my very favorite Mary Oliver’s poems expresses this better than I ever could in her poem called, The Summer Day

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down- who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

Add a little dash of irony to speculation within blogosphere of its death should, in itself, be enough to bring it back to life. It usually does. The blog market is expected to remain the largest of the three user-generated media in 2006, climbing 117.8 percent to $36.2 million What will you do with your one wild and precious blogging life?

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