photo by Dennis Bayer
Still, what I want in my life
is to be willing
to be dazzled-
to cast aside the weight of facts
and maybe even
To float a little
above this difficult world.
I want to believe I am looking
Into the white fire of a great mystery.
I want to believe that the imperfections are nothing-
that the light is everything- that it is more than the sum
of each flawed blossom rising and fading. And I do.
- Mary Oliver, from The Ponds