Let me keep my distance, always, from those who think they have the answers. Let me keep company always with those who say "Look!" and laugh in astonishment, and bow their heads. - Mary Oliver

Let me keep my distance, always, from those who think they have the answers. Let me keep company always with those who say "Look!" and laugh in astonishment, and bow their heads. - Mary Oliver

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It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world ~Mary Oliver

It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world ~Mary Oliver

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You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever give anyone else the responsibility for your life. — Mary Oliver

You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever give anyone else the responsibility for your life. — Mary Oliver

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mary oliver quotes - a bunch that are fantastic - including:     “I held my breath as we do sometimes to stop time when something wonderful has touched us…” ~ Mary Oliver

mary oliver quotes - a bunch that are fantastic - including: “I held my breath as we do sometimes to stop time when something wonderful has touched us…” ~ Mary Oliver

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I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed

I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed

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"We need beauty because it makes us ache to be worthy of it." - Mary Oliver (via Parker J. Palmer)
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Instagram photo by Glennon Doyle Melton • Aug 11, 2015 at 6:18 AM
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The Journey.  A poem by Mary Oliver, Illustration by Allison Hillier
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