A Note of Optimism
Another Mary Oliver poem (read by our rabbi Esther) from her book Evidence, which I just purchased.
Halleluiah by Mary Oliver
Everyone should be born into this world happy
and loving everything.
But in truth it rarely works that way.
For myself, I have spent my life clamoring toward it.
Halleluiah, anyway I’m not where I started!
And have you too been trudging like that, sometimes
almost forgetting how wonderful the world is
and how miraculously kind some people can be?
And have you too decided that nothing important
is ever easy?
Not, say, for the first sixty years.
Halleluiah, I’m sixty now, and even a little more,
and some days I feel I have wings.