Thursday, March 5, 2015

breathing small

                              are you
                              just a little
                              and calling
                              it a life?
                                    - mary oliver

 yes... actually, i am 

if i had stumbled upon this mary oliver quote a decade ago,
i would probably have mumbled something like 
"i don't think i'm doing enough..." or "my life could be more exciting..."
most likely, i would have uttered some vague and confused feelings of inadequacy 
for choosing and living a small life.

but now... with a lot more grey hair, much longer teeth,
a loving soul mate, two healthy teens and a non-stop shedding harlow,
i've come to realize and see my little life as a true blessing, a gift so full and abundant.

it is still pretty small if you measure it in terms of what society deems "successful"
(ie. more money, more recognition, more influence, more possessions, more security)

but there is so much beauty in its smallness...
so much breathing space
so much creativity
so much peace
so much love


p.s.  aren't some quotes better than sudoku for boggling up the brain matter?


  1. Beauty in its smallness...YES!! I feel the same way my friend. xo

  2. Love all of this Erica. I think you had I would enjoy our days together, we are a lot a like.

    1. Thanks Tracey... i think we would too... thank goodness for blog sphere until we bump into each other !!!


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