Something gentle…Magical hummingbirds married with the words of Mary Oliver.

My Life as an Artist (2)


We all need something beautiful, gentle and real to cling onto during these difficult times.     We all need to be reminded that just because there are those who shout out their hate and lies into the world……there is still so much beauty and love that we can share with one another.    

In this post, I pay homage to the American poet and writer Mary Oliver (1935-2019) whose soul and spirit live on in her beautiful and evocative words.


She asks her reader    

‘Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life…..’  

20190115_094047She reminds us that material stuff clutters our lives.

“I have a notion that if you are going to be spiritually curious, you better not get cluttered up with too many material things……”



We are reminded of the importance of giving time, power and…

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10 thoughts on “Something gentle…Magical hummingbirds married with the words of Mary Oliver.

  1. Jet Eliot

    This post is a festive celebration of life and I so appreciate it, Janet. Now is a great time to absorb Mary Oliver’s wisdom and gentle words, and how lucky we are to have the vibrant art and magic of your paintings accompanying them. Thanks for reminding us about “giving time, power and energy to that which we love….” My best wishes to you in this important endeavor, and greetings for a happy weekend.

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Thank you dear Jet. During these times it’s so important to remind ourselves of what we CAN do rather than what we CANNOT do. I am so grateful to be an artist (as you are) because no matter what’s going on – our artistic lives continue….X


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