You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will
tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting—over and over announcing your place in the family of things.
Susan's two documentaries are now free streaming on Kanopy.com via local libraries throughout the United States.
For Santa Fe Library cardholders, visit:
Funny You Don’t Look Sick
Homesick: Living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
Funny, You Don't Look Sick (trailer)
Homesick: Living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (trailer)