My only resolution for the new year.
ONE BEAUTIFUL MOVIE–The Lovings were ordinary and remarkable — and made history without ever intending to. The director does a wonderful job portraying these two without manipulating viewers. The lead actors completely disappear into their respective characters, and my friend and I disappeared, too, into the watching of this important, beautiful movie.
Gwen Ifill and Sharon Jones died this week. Both about the same age, equally talented in their respective fields. There’s not a thing I can add to the multitude of good words being shared about these woman. I trusted Ms. Ifill and will miss her. Sharon Jones’ cover of Woody Guthrie’s This Land is Your Land makes me feel that even I can sway and swoon.
Time continues to move quickly.
Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
to be understood.
How grass can be nourishing in the
mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
in allegiance with gravity
while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds will
never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the
scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.
Let me keep my distance, always, from those
who think they have the answers.
Let me keep company always with those who say
“Look!” and laugh in astonishment,
and bow their heads.
— Mary Oliver