Now Recharging

Chapter 6 A Part page 15

January 21st, 2019, 6:00 pm
Director: My point is: have you ever lost someone close to you?
Director: What did the people around you do?
What helped? What didn’t?
Sometimes things seem very complicated
when they’re actually very simple. 
Susan: Sometimes simple things are hard.
Director: *nod*
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maiji January 21st, 2019, 6:06 pm
Last Thursday If you follow me on instagram, you may already have read a version of what I'm about to say here. But I just wanted to take a moment to relate something that happened last Thursday.

Late in the evening I was lying in bed, surfing aimlessly on my tablet and feeling sorry for myself about some stupid thing when I suddenly had the urge to look up Mary Oliver’s poetry.* And that’s when I learned she had died that very day.

Mary Oliver's writing has such an effortlessly lyrical and warm quality to me, and when I read them I often feel, “That’s true.” or “I wish that to be true.” Her poetry helped shape my philosophy when I was younger, including the philosophy behind Now Recharging. I love so many of her poems and couldn’t possibly pick just one. But if you might be curious about her work, might I suggest three places to start.

One that always inspires me: When Death Comes

One that always comforts me: Sleeping in the Forest

One that always seems to make me feel better for some reason when I’m in particularly bad blahs: A Bitterness

Poems are linked, but if they break, just google. Or if you can find one of her poetry collections (library, bookstore etc.) you'll discover even more treasures. New and Selected Poems, Volume One includes all of the above pieces.
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