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My life in Goodreads exile

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Ex Machina, Vol. 1: The First Hundred Days
Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris
The World Without Us
Alan Weisman
Why I Wake Early - Mary Oliver Loved this. I think it’s taken my whole life to appreciate a book like this, poetry that is quiet and humble and confronts the spiritual and the unknowable without starting from a place of pain and negativity.

Favorites include:

Why I Wake Early:
Watch, now, how I start the day / in happiness, in kindness.

Freshen the Flowers, She Said:
Fifteen minutes of music / with nothing playing.

Where Does the Temple Begin, Where Does It End?
Looking I mean not just standing around, but standing around / as though with your arms open.

The Poet Goes to Indiana
You tell me if it was worth it.

This World
And that was followed by, guess what, a momentous and / beautiful silence

Then you begin, slowly, to read the whole story.

Various things / happened next. A fairly long list, I won’t / go into it.

This Morning I Watched the Deer
Well, this is nothing much. / This is the heaviness of the body watching the swallows / gliding just under that roof.