The holiday season can be wonderful. It can be hard, however, to find joy in a world as challenged as our. here are some wise words and perspective from the poet, Mary Oliver about joy.
If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is its way of fighting back, that sometimes something happens better than all the riches of power in the world. It could be anything, but very likely you notice it in the instant when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’ be afraid of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb.
From Mary Oliver, Swan Poems And Prose