Mary Oliver was a dear, close friend of mine and when I heard early this morning that she has passed away my heart sank, my eyes filled with tears and I looked up to the rainy sky and said, May God bless you my friend.
May you be safe on this new journey of yours.
Mary inspired me, moved me, made me question everything I had been taught, everything I had learned, in the gentlest way possible.
What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
It is one of the most meaningful, important questions any human being can pose to themselves.
She marveled at that question, and led you into it.
Her poem "The Journey" shifted my entire life, and her friendship along my journey is something that I will be forever grateful for.
Mary was unique, she was loving, fun, oh so smart and she saw the world in her own beautiful way.
God bless you Mary on this new journey.
You really did live your one wild and precious life in a way that inspired millions. ❤️