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Mary Oliver

Meditation is old and honorable, so why should I
not sit, every morning of my life, on the hillside,
looking into the shining world? Because, properly
attended to, delight, as well as havoc, is suggestion.

— Mary Oliver, from “What I Have Learned So Far,” New and Selected Poems. (Beacon Press; Reprint, 2001 edition July 1, 1993)

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