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Checking email.
Deleting spam.
Checking webcomics: QC, Girls with Slingshots, Wondermark…
Checking email.
Staring at the weather, in triumph and in grief:
Record temperatures make me frown.
Checking email.
Deleting spam from Dr. Howdy
and porn of all flavors
and viagra for le$$
and pleas from someone’s cousin in Nigeria, who’s rich.
Checking webcomics that haven’t changed.
Checking email, always checking
in this digital world of instant
communication: email, facebook, even twitter.
If that counts as communication.
Why, when I check email –
Why is there nothing, absolutely nothing
From you.

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This is one of my favorite poems, and it’s fitting whether I’m in a good space or a not-so-good space. Today I’m in a good space, so I’ll share it a little earlier than Monday’s scheduled time.

It’s by Mary Oliver.

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting–
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

© Mary Oliver.

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This blog is intended as a place for me to reflect on my own healing journey, in the hopes that others may also gain insight from my experiences. I've "borrowed" a line from Robert Frost's poem, The Road Not Taken:

'Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.'

I think the most important thing for me now is that I feel empowered to be a force for positive change in my life. And that, my friends, has made all the difference.

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