Maria Wickwire • Standing Still and Learning to be Astonished
Standing Still and Learning to Be Astonished
What do we see and what do we not see?
What fierce, small whispers surround us?
Can we hear them? How will we be changed?
The title is a line from Mary Oliver’s poem, Messenger.
Here is a fragment:
keep my mind on what matters,
which is my work,
which is mostly standing still and learning to be