I would like to be the kind of person who would inspire a quote like this, "You didn’t have to be in a room with John to feel his kindness and his wild self. He’d often check in with family and friends on the phone, and unless it was sad news, the occasion of his call always brought a great blast of joy." This is a quote from Noel Hanlon about his friend John O'Donohue. Imagine bringing a great blast of joy to someone... Today is the first time I read a poem by John O'Donohue. I will read more. Do you read poetry? Whose writing do you enjoy? I love Mary Oliver's poetry and I believe I'm going to love the poetry of John O'Donohue.