three things to remember

L&J Wedding 130.jpg

Three Things to Remember
By Mary Oliver

As long as you’re dancing, you can
break the rules.
Sometimes breaking the rules is just
extending the rules.

Sometimes there are no rules.


I just love Mary Oliver! I’m featuring her work in A Thousand Mornings in my October posts.

How often I unknowingly make up rules, filled with expectations of what should be, of how things should happen, of how I should act, of what the outcome should look like. When I can step back and see that I have created the box I find myself in, I am able to simply tear down the wall and walk into freedom. The key is noticing, noticing the rules I’ve written (and have the power to erase).


* I took this photo at the reception when Jim’s niece Lindsey married Joe Gaughren – it’s her mother and her best friends.

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