“Have I lived enough?
Have I loved enough?
Have I considered Right Action enough, have I
come to any conclusion?
Have I experienced happiness with sufficient gratitude?
Have I endured loneliness with grace?
I say this, or perhaps I’m just thinking it.
Actually, I probably think too much.
Then I step out into the garden,
where the gardener, who is said to be a simple man,
is tending his children, the roses.”
~ Mary Oliver
7 thoughts on “The Gardener”
I’m reblogging Bill – this is a perfect message today…thank you..
Reblogged this on Waiting for the Karma Truck and commented:
Once again Bill (drbillwooten.com) offers up the most perfect thoughts from Mary Oliver for this morning..
Wonderful Bill, thank you.
I am so glad mimijk reblogged this so I didn’t miss it. Beautiful, and a wonderful start to the day, and the week.
Thank you Bill for a wonderful post. I enjoy Mary Oliver and am grateful for your post and the re-blog by Mimi.
Says so much with so few words. Wonderful!