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I spent some time in the garden early this morning. Removed the old and dried Zinnia together with my drying Four O’clock.  They have self-propagated, small seedlings that don’t need replanting. A few more mornings then I’ll be able to finish pruning and weeding too. Such a hard job but it has to be done.

Aren’t I lucky? I tried searching for John O’Donohue’s website on Facebook and what do you know, I finally found one and some of his writings are posted there. The page is maintained by the Director of John’s Literary Estate, Ann Cahill, in partnership with the O’Donohue Family. Beautiful! I won’t need to go to other sites except to his home page.

It is more complete and is being managed by his brother. Wow, I am enamored by  his words. Echoes of the past that create beautiful and lovely memories of the author.  You look behind and you look back and it seems like one does not really goes away but he stays because of his words. This is what we experience when we find something wonderful like a good book that lets you live and visit the places  with the author. Such thrilling adventures created by words alone.

Another author whose words touch my soul is Mary Oliver. Like O’Donohue, she left some wonderful works of art in her books of poems. She died last year. And this reminds me of another favorite author whom I discovered  a  few years ago and like Oliver and O’Donohue,  Peter Mayle died two years ago. And they have something in common, they all passed away in the month of January.  They were all gifted writers.

I am on my 94th read on Goodreads 2020 Reading challenge. Another lovely book I found  about India.

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Yeay!  Good morning everyone 🙂

Yesterday I shared a poem by David Whyte (I follow him on Facebook) complete with a lovely scenery. That post sparked a conversation with a friend from Canada who introduced me years ago to his favorite poets like Mark Nepo, David Whyte, John O’Donohue and others  but I already forgot their names.  I was surprised to know between our conversations that Whyte and O’Donohue were friends in real life. The latter was a priest, hence his poems have heavy spiritual leanings. He died in 2008. Such a loss of young  and gifted life. I don’t have any of his  books but I browsed his website put up by his brother.  I  also found excerpts of his poems in another site and copied some.

May you be inspired by all these lovely  words. One of these days, I’m gonna find even one of his book of poems. There are several on the web but they cost a lot.

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