Let us hope…

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began.   Mary Oliver

On a summer morning I sat down on a hillside to think about God.

A worthy pastime.  Near me, I saw a single cricket;

It was moving the grains of the hillside.

This way and that way.  How great was its energy.  How humble was its effort.

Let us hope.

It will always be like this.

Each of us going on in our inexplicable ways,

Building the universe……..

Mary Oliver (from Why I wake early  –  2004)

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27 thoughts on “Let us hope…

  1. Wouldn’t it be interesting to know what the crickets think about mankind “sitting” for most of the day while they move objects nearly their own weight many hours in the day to survive a lifespan of about 1 year. Their focus is their work and family and they take these responsibilities quite seriously. When was the last time you saw an obese cricket? Maybe if more people observed nature, the osmotic effect could improve the quality of our lives?
    BTW I like the new picture.

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