there is a consequence of attentiveness

And as with prayer, which is a dipping of oneself toward the light, there is a consequence of attentiveness to the grass itself, and to the sky itself, and to the floating bird.  I too leave the fret and enclosure of my own life.  I too dip toward the immeasurable.

– Mary Oliver, Winter Hours

Thank you to Katie, whose post about this book reminded me of it and caused me to re-read it.


Get Lindsey's thoughts on mindful living and parenting in your inbox

2 Comments

  1. Posted November 20, 2015 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    You can’t go wrong with Mary Oliver, but these words seemed especially perfect for today. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Posted November 20, 2015 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    You have helped point me toward Mary Oliver – so I am glad my words reminded you of hers! xo