- In the morning: After reading the On Being interview with Mary Oliver, I returned to Mary's poetry and prose. In the interview, she cites Lucretius and Rumi (whom I love), her esteem of them both and her insightfulness into the art of living made me hungry for more of Oliver's works; currently reading: 'New and Selected Poems'.
- In my bag: I carry a book in my bag even though an entire library exists on my phone. (I don't want to ever be caught without something to read). Currently toting: Travels by Paul Bowles.
- In the car: Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe (with a beautiful narration by Scott Sowers) via Audible.
- On my mobile: Selected Stories by Robert Walser (via Kindle) and Stoner by John Williams (via Oyster).
- By the bedside: Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton and Long Life by Mary Oliver.
The world is: fun, and familiar, and healthful, and unbelievably refreshing, and lovely. And it is the theater of the spiritual; it is the multiform utterly obedient to a mystery.
- Mary Oliver