marshmallow days + mary oliver

Instructions for living a life.

Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.

– mary oliver

Ten times a day something happens to me like this

-some strengthening throb of amazement

– some good sweet empathic ping and swell.

This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know:

that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness.

―mary oliver

go gently + be wonderful




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  1. Posted January 12, 2012 at 2:47 pm by Misty Pratt | Permalink

    Mary Oliver is the BEST!

    • Posted January 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm by erin | Permalink

      I don’t think I have ever read a word of hers that didn’t resonate.

  2. Posted January 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm by Stephanie K. | Permalink

    Beautiful…love the marshmallow world…spent the day happily at my kitchen table with two women friends while the kids banged around the house…knitting, soup, bread, tea…ah. Attentiveness indeed!

  3. Posted January 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm by barefootmama | Permalink

    beautiful…really, really beautiful!!!

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