“If everything is under control, you’re going too slow.” Mario Andretti

Isn’t is all relative, the pace at which life moves? For some, too slow, for others, too fast. For some change is exciting for others the most simplest of change is overwhelming and disorienting.(OK, this is me pondering, not a quote)

“Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness.

It took me years to understand
that this too, was a gift.”

Mary Oliver, “The Uses of Sorrow” in Thirst: Beacon Press 2006


About Terri C Pilarski

I am an Episcopal priest serving a delightfully progressive, interesting, creative congregation. I have been married more than half my life to the same man. We have two grown children, plus two dogs and two cats, although the number of four legged household members changes from time to time. I love to garden, knit, read, and play on Facebook or with my blog. I have been a practitioner of daily meditation since I was nineteen. I practice yoga five days a week and walk every where I am able too.
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8 Responses to Quotes

  1. Jan says:

    WOW–especially Mary Oliver's. Whew.

  2. Diane says:

    I like all the musings…

  3. ElastiGirl says:

    identifying with all of this… I SO wish we could have coffee!

  4. so what then is the pace in the darkness?

  5. So that's YOU in here with me! Thank goodness. I was afraid it might be a tax collector or a proctologist or something.:-)

  6. Gannet Girl says:

    PG LOLOL!!!!!More seriously, I am at the point where I wonder if the Mary Oliver quote could be true. I presume that by "years" she means "decades."

  7. Jennifer says:

    You have the bestest friends.

  8. revhipchick says:

    i too wish we could just go sit and have a cup o'joe and talk. you've got some poignant musings going on. the "box full of darkness" quote stopped me dead. so true.peace be with you

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