I struggled a bit choosing which piece to bring you today to celebrate
love on this Valentine’s Day. I finally settled on this simple and beautiful
poem from Mary Oliver. Dogs are such givers of unconditional love and
if I were to live by Percy’s advice I suspect I would lead a satisfying and
Love, love, love says Percy.
And run as fast as you can
along the shining beach, or the rubble, or the dust.
Then, go to sleep.
Give up your body heat, your beating heart.
Red Bird: Poems by Mary Oliver