Recap: The Walking Dead, Season 6, Episode 4, Here’s not Here

So I was pondering this episode of The Walking Dead last night as I was making dinner and I thought to myself, “There is no way they are going to resolve last week’s episode this week”. This is the sixth season of this show. I know how they roll.

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Recap: The F*cking Walking Dead – Season 6, Episode 3 – “Thank You”

Dear The Walking Dead,

Remember in the first recap of the season when I said that we should hug now since I will probably want to punch you later? I would like to punch you now.




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Pay Attention

I just read this poem by Mary Oliver and it sort of socked me in the jaw. Paying attention to the world as prayer.

The Summer Day by Mary Oliver

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

It made me think of one of my favorite passages from The Color Purple by Alice Walker:
“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.”

Pay attention to your world. Appreciate what is beautiful. Appreciate what makes you smile and cry and struggle and learn. Appreciate your own beauty. These are all reminders for me, but feel free to take what you like along with you when you leave.