Imagination

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Of course! the path to heaven

doesn’t lie down in flat miles.
It’s in the imagination
with which you perceive
this world,

and the gestures
with which you honor it.
Mary Oliver, from The Swan</

Imagination. I was with a friend at Smith Point Beach this weekend and the ocean was wild. A tornado watch was in effect and the water was rough and the waves falling all over each other as they raced into shore. Dangerous to be in. Too powerful. As we stood and watched it, and smelled it, and tasted it, and listened to it, and felt it on our bodies, all life was open to imagination.

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