forming a miracle of lace against the heavens . . .

A portion of your soul has been
entwined with mine
A gentle kind of togetherness, while
separately we stand.
As two trees deeply rooted in
separate plots of ground,
While their topmost branches
come together,
Forming a miracle of lace
against the heavens.”

~Janet MilesWedding Dress-3

I am trying to live, as you said we must, the examined life . . . .

“Emerson, I am trying to live, as you said we must, the examined life. But there are days I wish there was less in my head to examine, not to speak of the busy heart.” 

~Mary Oliver

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