Alert
Close

Think you know AARP? What you don't know about us may surprise you. Discover all the 'Real Possibilities'

Highlights

Open

FREE FUN!

AARP Games - Play Now!

SPRING 2014 NATIONAL EVENT

Come to Boston!

May 8 - 10

Enjoy three fun-filled days of AARP Life@50+ activities while discovering your Real Possibilities!

AARP TV

Watch episodes of Inside E Street, AARP Live and other AARP broadcasts.

Most Popular

Viewed

Commented

Your Life Calling

The Power of Poetry

Barbara O'Grady seized her 'life calling' after reading The Journey, by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mary Oliver

Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Mary Oliver’s poem, “The Journey,” spoke directly to Barbara O’Grady during her transition from a geologist to her calling as an interpretive guide in Yellowstone National Park.  O’Grady is the June subject of AARP’s “Your Life Calling with Jane Pauley” TV series. 

See also: An accomplished geologist finds her life calling

In March, Mary Oliver opened up to Maria Shriver in Oprah Winfrey’s ‘O’ magazine, something that she rarely does.  Shriver asked Oliver whether she’s “happiest sitting at the desk or walking in the woods;” Oliver responded, “probably walking in the woods, because I do feel like I vanish and become part of the natural world,” similar to what Barbara O’Grady admits doing on hikes with friends in Yellowstone.  In Jane Pauley’s interview, Barbara O’Grady recites the poem that helped guide her down the path to her reinvention. 

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Entertainment Blog

Discounts & Benefits