This Wild Precious Life

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild precious life?” Mary Oliver

We should all ask this question regularly. This week marks the passing of Mary Oliver and this is as good a time as any to check-in, make sure you are living your life they way you want to.

I took this photo last week coming home from watching the sunset at Rodeo Beach. There was a change in the traffic flow and I wound up seeing the Golden Gate Bridge, which is always a magical moment. I was tempted to keep driving, but I knew I could not get back to this moment in the future. I parked and got out of the car to extend and enjoy this view. That is what I want to do with my “one wild precious life.” Recognize the moments and slow down enough to enjoy them.

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  1. It’s increasingly what I want to do too. I continue to be awe struck every time I drive through the tunnel heading into the city and come out the other side with the view of this bridge. I felt the same when I cycled around London regularly and passed Westminster and Big Ben. Some city landmarks have the ability to make us feel so alive and aware of a moment.

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