David Whyte on Mary Oliver’s The Journey

I’m moved to tears by this video. I’m moved mainly because of the audio: the power of the poem and the way that it is read (it’s David Whyte’s reading and discussion of Mary Oliver’s ‘The Journey’) and because it feels particularly pointed and necessary for me at this moment in my life. However, it’s also the vision of an absolutely enthralled non-human audience member and the reminder that tone, meaning, intention and emotion can all be communicated regardless of the actual words spoken.