spring at our house...

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting--
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

© Mary Oliver

how was your week? this week, though not even over has been a long and strange one for me. life always reminds you not to expect things to stay the same. change is not always easy, it can be a great struggle in fact... but, it can be beautifully worth it. as the world turns topsy turvy yet again, let us allow this new season to remind us not to take anything for granted.

this is what spring is looking like at my house so far. how about you?


Lyn said...

Spring, it seems like it has taken it's time to arrive this year but well I love this post and thank you for sharing.

katy said...

really beautiful poem and post ;) every day is such an unexpected adventure... but each day is a gift... as are those two beautiful kiddos

Cary Walker said...

Lyn- welcome! thanks for your nice comment. it has taken a while to get here too... we had snow at the beginning of the week, mixed in with our blooming trees! we are looking forward to warm days and sunshine.

katy:) that poem made me think of you! i love the way you mix beautiful poetry and images, your blog inspired me, so i hope i can do you justice.

Heather said...

Love this Cary! You are a wonderful photographer.

Cary Walker said...

thanks heather;)

Amoronia said...

Amazing! I absolutely enjoyed reading your post...

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Cary, you are always so inspiring + I LOVE your photos.. they truly capture a moment! xo

Cary Walker said...

wow! thanks for such nice comments:)

messyfish said...

Spring looks wonderful over at yours! What a gorgeous girl too!