After reading the poem, I needed a moment to pause. In the midst of our world, I realized that Ms. Oliver was making a statement that it is difficult to find happiness. But not so difficult that it is impossible. She reminded me that happiness and joy are choices that can be made. And that these choices are very, very powerful.
It was a fitting reflection on this day of new life and celebration. Happy Easter. Happy Passover. Happy Earth Day. Happy New Beginnings.