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"I have my way of  praying, as you no doubt have yours." ~ Mary Oliver | by Kiersten Bree
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"I have my way of praying, as you no doubt have yours." ~ Mary Oliver

“How I go to the woods"

 

Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single

friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore

unsuitable.

    

I don’t really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds

or hugging the old black oak tree. I have my way of

praying, as you no doubt have yours.

    

Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible. I can sit

on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds,

until the foxes run by unconcerned. I can hear the almost

unhearable sound of the roses singing.

    

If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must love

you very much.”

~ Mary Oliver

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Taken on May 12, 2012