Dec 6 – David Whyte — “Enough”

Wednesday,  December 6

“Enough” reminds me of Judith Hill’s “Waging Peace” (posted Dec 2). Habits of beauty and of stillness assume that more than I expect is waiting for me; and waits anywhere.  Last full work week of 2013;  I am missing December snow,  pretty good wind gusts though.  Have a blest day.

john st sj

Today’s Post:  Enough

Enough. These few words are enough.
If not these words, this breath.
If not this breath, this sitting here.

This opening to the life
we have refused
again and again
until now.

David Whyte, Where Many Rivers Meet

p.s. One of the Work Day/Hard Times list readers emailed to tell me that, although frequently ascribed to Mary Oliver, “Wage Peace” is the work of poet and performer Judith Hill   (http://www.elise.com/q/poetry/WagePeace.htm).   As far as I can tell, Wikipedia is silent about why the poem is often ascribed to Mary Oliver.

Sure enough, it looks like it was not Mary Oliver who wrote “Making Peace,”  but Judith Hill.

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