To mark the beginning of July
To appreciate a poet who captures my feelings:
…” 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
that the light is everything– that it is more
than the sum
of each flawed blossom rising and fading.
And I do.
(M. Oliver, “The Ponds”)
I believe Mary Oliver describes my newfound fire within. I am ready to face the world with more strength and less excuses. I am attempting to lose at least a couple clothing sizes for my, and my fiance’s, wedding next summer. And I intend to continue to endeavor in that venue.
A new me physically. I’ve already lost about 10 pounds. And hopefully, when the school year starts I will be ready to take it on mentally, holding with both hands: with the fire within me.
To finish with another quote from Oliver:
“Be ignited, or be gone.”
(M. Oliver, “What I Have Learned So Far”)