12/02/2009

last night


Full Moon over the Back Bay, originally uploaded by mind on fire.

John captured this picture of the full moon over the Back Bay last night. I went out paddling by the light of this moon, which worked well until my rudder got stuck (the tide being so very low that I couldn't navigate through a familiar route). I had to hop out of my boat and walk it back to deeper waters (brrr...it was a bit chilly to be soaked up to my waist!).

I feel so fortunate to have such beauty around me...and so many opportunities to enjoy it.

From Mary Oliver, "How Would You Live Then?"

...What if you saw
that the silver of water was brighter than the silver
of money? What if you finally saw
that the sunflowers, turning toward the sun all day
and every day--who knows how?, but they do it--were
more precious, more meaningful than gold?

4 comments:

G said...

you on the water under this moon makes my heart so happy.

deb said...

I had to go look up the whole poem. Thank you, it's beautiful the photo and the poem.

jana said...

Deb: I don't reproduce entire poems because of copyright issues (as I understand it, 'excerpts' of poems are covered under the fair use clause). But, yes, the entire poem is always better than a fragment!

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