For those lucky to have a long-time love in your life, the poem below may be the best present you can give.
The line breaks are probably off in my cut and paste, but this Mary Oliver poem appears in her most recent collection entitled Devotions:
I HAVE JUST SAID By MARY OLIVER
I have just said something
Ridiculous to you and in response,
your glorious laughter. These are the days
the sun Is swimming back
to the east and the light on the water
gleams as never, it seems, before.
I can’t remember every spring,
I can’t remember everything-
so many years! Are the morning kisses
the sweetest or the evenings
or the in-betweens? all I know
is that “thank you” should appear somewhere.
So, just in case I can’t find
the perfect place- “Thank you, thank you." #lovepoem#maryoliver#devotions#thankyou#gratitude#grateful#bestpresent#longtimelove#happyholidays#girlfromthemitten
When Gino Vannelli's Brother to Brother album came out in 1978, I probably listened to it hundreds of times. When Christopher and I married, our first dance was to "People I Belong To" at our reception. Tonight, we saw the artist perform it live. Pretty wonderful. #ginovannelli#peopleibelongto#brothertobrother#girlfromthemitten