I just read another great article over at Brain, Child. The writer, Suzanne Palmieri, was a single mother, living in poverty with her daughter. In her article, she looks back over the last 20 years that they spent together, commenting on how their lives had changed.
Our life’s circumstances are seldom static and often changing. We don’t know what is just around the corner; beautiful things may be just beyond the bend. Or they may already be before us if we look closely. She did.
During the darker days, I read poems by Mary Oliver. One shining quote made the difference: “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
My answer, then, now and always is this: I will not drown.