even so

And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.

-Raymond Carver, Late Fragment

Thank you to my friend Anne for sending this short video, which ends with reference to this poem, one of my favorites.  This is not the first time I’ve shared it, but I think it’s worth reading again.

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