What We Are Just

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Lucy Jones.

In this essay Sara Nolan affirms with wit and grain her sense of the “godliness of the everyday” brought home by the birth of babies of any species. I glimpsed it with sugar ants.

We are just creation playing its long dice game, no better or more important than anything with wings, hind legs, scales.

(Sara Nolan, “What Parrots Taught Me,” NYTimes, 8-2-19)

(c) 2019 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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