Thursday, March 13, 2014

To Live

A    L    O    H    A  !
" To live in this world, 
you must be able 
to do three things: 
to love what is mortal; 
to hold it 
against your bones 
knowing your own life 
depends on it; 
and, 
when the time comes 
to let it go, 
to let it go. "


Mary Oliver 



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17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

what gorgeous hibiscus.

Anonymous said...

But I don't wanna let go! Glad memories make a wonderful bank vault in my brain. Sigh...
DrumMajor

William Kendall said...

Very thoughtful indeed!

Elephant's Child said...

And to thrive in this world you need to recognise, celebrate and share beauty. Which you do.

DeniseinVA said...

The hibiscus is exquisite Cloudia, and Mary Oliver is one of my favorites. I have several poems that I love of hers.

TALON said...

Cloudia, love the pansy shot. And what true words those are!

G-Man said...

CLOUDIA!!!!!!!

My point exactly, Know when to let go...:-)

Cloudia said...

Thank for sharing life with me, dear, dear friends!

magiceye said...

Indeed! :) Peace

Namaste /\ from Mumbai
Aloha!

ladyfi said...

Beautiful shot! Mary Oliver is always so wise.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

We are many months from seeing a hibiscus around here. It was 12 degrees this morning!
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Cloudia said...

Jolly!

Kamana said...

i have red hibiscus in my home.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice quote Cloudia, and the photo is superb.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The hard part is to let go! I need that colour hibiscus for my garden :)

Betty Manousos said...

beautiful hibiscus!
great words of wisdom, too.

alohaaa!!!

Karen S. said...

That letting go part sometimes gets tough.