Every year, 26,000 babies are stillborn in America. In 2003, one of them was my son.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

To Live in this World

“To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go”
–Mary Oliver

I came across this quote on the blog of Jen Lemen, an artist and writer whose illustrations have appeared in Good Housekeeping and other magazines. After two weeks of sad news (Maddie, Thalon, and Isaac, and more) Mary Oliver's quote says it better than anything I could.

1 comment:

Monica H said...

Yeah it does. Wow.