Thursday, December 27, 2012

end of the year muse ii

"Every day I'm still looking for God
and I'm still finding him everywhere,
in the dust, in the flowerbeds.
Certainly in the oceans,
in the islands that lay in the distance
continents of ice, countries of sand
each with its own set of creatures
and God, by whatever name.
How perfect to be aboard a ship 
with maybe a hundred years still 
in my pocket.
But it's late for all of us,
and in truth the only ship there is
is the ship we are all on
burning the world as we go."

~Mary Oliver: "A Thousand Mornings"

Photographs of Greenland
by Bruce Behnke
via an A380 onboard camera