1. The latest issue of O Magazine is all about poetry, and it includes an interview with Mary Oliver (our favorite). It’s a big deal because she doesn’t give interviews and is in her 80s. It’s also a delight. Some quotes:
There were times over the years when life was not easy, but if you’re working a few hours a day and you’ve got a good book to read, and you can go outside to the beach and dig for clams, you’re okay.
It’s hard to meet a stranger—you give of yourself—and if I did that, I’d want to do it well.
(I’m stealing that one as an excuse not to meet people or go to social events.)
2. My inner hippie wants to use Khalil Gibran as a career planner. Let’s talk her out of that, shall we?
Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
I’m not accepting that social excuse, but I welcome you to try it.
I’m going to let your inner hippie run loose on the career planning part though. I actually agree with that sentiment.