“Do you have a question that can’t be answered?
Do the stars frighten you by their heaviness and their endless number?
For some souls it’s easy; they lie down on the sand and are soon asleep.
For others, the mind shivers in its glacial palace, and won’t come.
Yes, the mind takes a long time, is otherwise occupied than by happiness, and deep breathing.
Now, in the distance, some bird is singing...
The body is not much more than two feet and a tongue.
Come to me, says the blue sky, and say the word.
And finally even the mind comes running, like a wild thing, and lies down in the sand.
Eternity is not later, or in any unfindable place.”
—Mary Oliver, from The Book of Time. ~~
“Pose and repose.” Manouso Manos