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Today | A Mary Oliver Poem | Balancing Life and Work

Today | A Mary Oliver Poem | Balancing Life and Work

Today | A Mary Oliver Poem | Balancing Life and Work

Balancing Life Work

How are you balancing life & work? Does taking a break work? I find National Book Award and poetry Pulitzer Prize winner Mary Oliver’s words inspiring for a regenerating day off tomorrow.



Today I’m flying low and I’m
not saying a word
I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep.

The world goes on as it must,
the bees in the garden rumbling a little,
the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten.
And so forth.

But I’m taking the day off.
Quiet as a feather.
I hardly move though really I’m traveling
a terrific distance.

Stillness. One of the doors
into the temple.

Mary Oliver

How do you balance work and life? Will taking a break from work tomorrow give you a new outlook? I sure hope so.

Happy Thanksgiving to you. I’m grateful for your eyes and for your heart.

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