Hello, Lovelies. I've been a bit preoccupied this week, helping Mum sort through (and dispose of) a lot of Dad's paperwork. A distressing but necessary task. Fortunately, he kept it in immaculate order but there's a lot of it. Miss India is on the mend, the doctor having reassured us this morning that she doesn't have tonsillitis - huge relief on PB. We've been gardening in the glorious Spring sunshine, attending the Royal Hobart Show, celebrating Mr PB's birthday and throwing open our kitchen bi-fold doors. So, blogging has taken a back seat this week.
Anyway, I thought for Saturday Soul Food* this week I'd treat you to some wisdom from the American poet Mary Oliver who asked:
Tell me, what is it you wish to do with your one wild and precious life?
Some of you might recall that this is the line I used at the start of my eulogy at Dad's thanksgiving service.
It really resonates with me right now. So much so, that I've bought this glorious print from the delightful Claire at Scissors Paper Rock.
It's certainly something which has been preoccupying me lately. Seeing how my Dad make his indefinable but lasting mark on the world, in his humble way, is an inspiration to me. This quotation presses the right buttons for me, compelling me to question how I can make a difference to the world. On my own terms. I'm very much a work-in-progress on that score.
I'd love to hear if this line strikes a chord deep within you, stirring up long-buried thoughts and passions. Or maybe you just find it a bit naff and simplistic. Do share - all opinions are gladly welcomed!
* After publishing last week's Some Saturday Soul Food, somewhere from within the deep, dark recesses of my brain recalled that my dear friend, Kerry, has her regular 'Soul Food Friday' posts. Mortified, I asked her if it was okay to use the phrase 'soul food' for my series of posts. Gracious as ever, she replied "Nah, don't worry about the soul food thing, Jane...great minds think alike :)". What a darling! So, thanks Kerry - 'Some Saturday soul food' it will remain!