Don’t be a visitor to this world

As time moves on, and I reflect back on life, there’s an urgency to live life fully; no messing around. Depression has zapped much of my younger years and so it’s time to pack in meaning and spin off significance like never before. One of the quotes I have found incredible powerful to send me on my way is by Mary Oliver. I thought I would share it with you…

..when it’s over, I want to say: all

my life

I was a bride married to amazement

I was a bridegroom, taking the world

into my arms

When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder

if I have made of my life something

particular, and real.

I don’t want to find myself sighing

and frightened

or full of argument.

I don’t want to end up simply having

visited this world.

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