“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” challenges poet Mary Oliver.  We rarely get this sort of challenge from anyone but poets—as mostly we are challenged to be “practical” and to dutifully fill our days with responsible activities that ensure our gainful employment and…well, you know the standard story.  Rarely do we get the chance to just  be  in the world and to reflect on how small we are in the grand scheme of things—yet how, if this is our one time around, we had better make the most of this “precious life”.  Read more...