An Initial Attempt to Come to Terms with 2016 : A Poem, 2 Quotes, and A Song

To live in this world

you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it
go,
to let it go.

~ Mary Oliver

 

“It is almost banal to say so yet it needs to be stressed continually: all is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis,”   Henry Miller.

 

“a civilization is not destroyed by wicked people; it is not necessary that people be wicked but only that they be spineless”  James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time.

Something good that happened this year: This movie and this song.

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