There are only two tragedies
in life – not getting what you
want, and getting it. There is
no remedy for not getting what
you want; hence the tragedy of it.
Getting it is only a tragedy in that
the want will be gone forever,
replaced by the need, first, then
the insatiability, then the obsession.
Enter the current global poisoning,
where the sever meets the sea,
wealth and privation intermixed.
Will the sever pollute the sea?
Will the sea purify the intruding
filth? Or will the balance of dirty
and clean be redressed? Only
that which one has earned is hers
or his to keep. Life does not give
itself to one to tries to keep all
of its advantages at once.
Keep that which is essential;
relinquish the rest. Like it or not,
as deserved, both good and bad,
the world will renew its poise.