In her poem, ‘’The Summer Day,’’ Mary Oliver writes about making time to look at all the beauty of the world, even to kneel in the grass to look at insects, or to walk through the fields and enjoy the day without hurrying. Life is very short – ‘’Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?’’ she asks (read her poem at: http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/133.html).
And then she ends her poem with two amazing lines to form the question:
‘’Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?’’
So, dear writer, tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? What do want to accomplish in your lifetime? What things do you want to do before you die? What things do you want to see before you leave this life? Which person do you want to love? What do you want to taste before you die? What do you want to achieve?