A grass Photo by Maicol Santos on Unsplash

Isn’t it Great to be Alive?

It has been with some sort of cringe that I’ve read the same Mary Oliver quote with increasing regularity- seeing it as tattoos, word art at big box stores, and terrible older-greeting-card-style social media posts from inspiring and notable people. There’s something about only taking the last line or two of a great poem that gnaws at me. But also, I heard her speak in a rare interview about the grasshopper starring in the beginning of…

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