by MARY OLIVER
Oliver once wrote
"Attention without feeling,
I began to learn,
is only a report.
An openness —
an empathy —
was necessary if the attention was to matter."
Perhaps the ordinary becomes extraordinary when infused with my attention.
There is always something to delight in.
with lightly stuffed arms and legs.
A red running stitch attaches the red heart which
"instructs myself /over and over /in joy/ and acclamation."
The scraps from the lips were knotted into hair.
I found some recycled lips which I stitched together in pairs and stuffed.
Cavorting in smiles!!!