"People say to me: wouldn't you like to see Yosemite? The Bay of Fundy? The Brooks Range?" she wrote in Long Life, a book of essays.
I smile and answer, 'Oh yes--sometime,' and go off to my woods, my ponds, my sun-filled harbor, no more than a blue comma on the map of the world but, to me,
the emblem of everything."
--Mary Oliver, in an interview in the NY Times