- Written by Dr. Stephanie Shelburne Dr. Stephanie Shelburne
“Let the soft animal of your body love what it loves...”
Awake at 4a.m. Jetlag still working its way out of my body and my mind as I adjust to changing time zones. The words to a Mary Oliver poem keep resonating through my mind as I stop fighting my wakened state and get up to wander around the darkness of my home...“Let the soft animal of your body love what it loves...” is the refrain that echoes around and around my head.