I don't know exactly what a prayer is./ I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down/… Tell me, what else should I have done?/ Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?/ Tell me, what is it you plan to do/ with your one wild and precious life?–mary oliver


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Every summer we go to a small town in MA with a pier, and a diving board off the pier. Many summers ago I did my first cartwheel off the board, and this past summer I did it again.
I am not in great physical shape (guess what one of my resolutions is this year?) and I really envy gymnasts, whose bodies are so under their command.

When I did my cartwheels off the board, it reminded me that I, too, have control over my body. Less than I’d like, but at least I can have faith that I can do this one thing.
P.S. I know the pics are showing up too big. Someday I shall figure it out and fix it.


Written by vanessa steck

January 8, 2009 at 3:34 am

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