Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thursday Thoughts...

“I want to think dangerous and noble things. I want to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable, beautiful and afraid of nothing; as though I had wings.” 

 Mary Oliver

Ahhh Mary Oliver.

I find this series of words encouraging and uplifting; put together as they are, I think they are ever so wonderful.

Having moved from a career world where there were performance indicators; goals, targets, reviews, strategies and the like time as an artist and as a person means I rarely have to come up with words to describe my goals or my strategies.

Sometimes art will lead me to think about goals and what I hope to do and achieve; but rarely do I set life goals or strategies.

If I stopped to think about how I would like to be in the world - my goal of being a person and the way I live my life; these couple of sentences would definitely come close and would at the very least initiate a fine ramble of ideas that's for sure!

Thinking dangerous and noble thoughts; being light and frolicsome, improbable, and afraid of nothing...

A fabulous pairing in one of our trees - a magpie and a pure white goshawk... perhaps not frolicsome!


  1. such beautiful words, thoughts and what a magic moment caught in your photograph!

    1. A pretty special gathering of avians Mo - caught from a distance...

  2. What an amazing picture, such an apt pairing with Mary Oliver's words. Thank you for both ...

    1. Thanks Liz - it was a special moment to catch; and those words!


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