Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, August 7, 2017


I haven't gotten around to posting about my trip, because the day after I got home, a very dear friend of mine passed away.  Chris had lukemia that had been in remission up until this past March, and since then, she had been suffering a great deal. Although her friends and family miss her desperately, I know that I'm comforted by knowing she is no longer suffering.
I bought The Bright Hour while in New York, hoping it would help me understand some of what Chris was going through, and I highly recommend it, whether you know anyone with cancer or not.  I've read it once, and know I will read it again soon.  
Peace and love to you all.


  1. I'm so sorry about your friend. Wish I could give you a hug!

  2. Oh I'm very sorry for your loss, but I am glad that your friend doesn't have to suffer any more. Take care.

  3. Oh, I'm so very sorry. I hope you find a meaningful way to the other side of this. XO

  4. I am so, so sorry for your loss Rose. I have lost several friends from cancer, it is such a painful loss. My thoughts are with you.