Mary Oliver wrote a beautiful poem titled In Blackwater Woods. Read it in its entirety here:
Its closing lines are selected for the quote of the week:
To live in this world
you must be able to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes, to let it go,
to let it go.
Oh, my, Jeanie, letting go is hard, even when I know that’s in God’s plan.