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A bride married to amazement… | Eighty 20 Focus

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Today I read a blog by my friend Dave Tomlinson and in it he quoted a poem by Mary Oliver. It ended like this

When it’s over, I want to say: all my life

I was a bride married to amazement.

I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder

if I have made of my life something particular, and real.

I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument.

I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.

The first of those stanzas blew me away. I have never heard the process of living out a life described in such a powerfully simple way before, and it made me think awhile about what it might mean to be a bride married to amazement. Or a bridegroom taking the world into his arms.

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