A quote from Mary Oliver


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Used under Creative Commons license.

“You do not have to be good./ You do not have to walk on your knees/ for a hundred miles through the desert repenting./ You only have to let the soft animal of your body/love what it loves./ Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine./ Meanwhile the world goes on.”–Mary Oliver, “Wild Geese” (2004, Wild Geese:  Selected Poems)

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