Sharon Olds said something beautiful about sometimes thinking of her poems as instructions for how to put the world back together if it were destroyed.
From Amy Heppel's interview, with Paul Winner, from the Paris Review where she said so much that was wise and beautiful.
Her love of life and courage was a lesson to me, everyday. She sent out these tweets almost daily, her lessons of life and death.
Make the most of this day. Whatever that means to you, whatever you can do, no matter how small it seems.
Find a bit of beauty in the world today. Share it. If you can't find it, create it. Some days this may be hard to do. Persevere.
Saturday, I reread this book and realised all over again, how beautifully written it is while remaining a tale so powerfully written that it destroys me each and every time I read it. Mornings in Jenin, by Susan Abulhawa. It's worth seeking out.
Meanwhile, I'm enjoying this song by Andrew Belle as I listen to music here ... reading and writing, taking notes, enjoying the weekend ... at last.