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    The Atlantic | Franklin Foer | 5/9/19 | 6 min
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    • joanne1 year ago

      Loved this and super love Mary Oliver. I want to be a noticer and believe I am getting better and better at slowing down, being present and noticing the beauty and chaos before me. I love the idea of attention as being the precursor to devotion. Namaste

    • bbuser1 year ago

      this is awesome

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        1 year ago

        Agreed.

    • KentFackenthall
      Scout
      1 year ago

      I, too, need to read more poetry.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        1 year ago

        Don’t we all. This is a knockout, Kent. Great find!

        I’m trying to figure out what to put in the “Welcome to Readup” email and I feel like we should just send a read-link to this article to all new users. Like: “Read this to get started.” It’s pretty much what we’re all about.

    • Pegeen
      Reading streakScoutScribe
      1 year ago

      Yesssssssssssss!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this reminder! I am getting my Mary Oliver collection from the closet today! “When it’s over, I want to say: All my life/I was a bride married to amazement./I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.” What is more attractive than a person who pays attention - to everything!

    • Joemat411 year ago

      Very true..We look but don't observe. Truly Attention is the beginning of devotion.