Our 2013 wishes for peace, good health and well-being
I don’t want you just to sit down at the table.
I don’t want you just to eat, and be content.
I want you to walk out into the fields
where the water is shining, and the rice has risen.
I want you to stand there, far from the white tablecloth,
I want you to fill your hands with the mud, like a blessing.
— from “Rice,” by Mary Oliver