Joy is not made to be a crumb!

This is one of the shortest posts I have written.  In a time of uncertainty, when kindness and patience and love are needed, there is still also time for joy.  Let me share a wonderful poem from the wonderful Mary Oliver.  It’s called “Don’t Hesitate”, and it’s for everyone.

“Don’t Hesitate”

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 happens 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.

 

Karen

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