Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
—Mary Oliver, The Summer Day
This isn’t a prompt to get anyone thinking about life on a deeper level (of course, let it be whatever it is to you). For me this is a clear and marked reminder to slow the fuck down.
I had a whole post written, complete with a conversation reminding myself to honor the relationship and the rest will fall into place, but it didn’t get to the heart of what I wanted to say:
Slow the fuck down.
That’s really it. We have a choice to be present in life or to rush through it pretending we’re too busy or cool to take notice and be conscious about who we are, not just who we say we are.
So slow the fuck down and make that choice. And then you can take credit for every last second of your one wild and precious life.