Must the song play All the way to the end In order to be beautiful? Must every person you meet Approve of you In order for you to feel worthwhile? Must every one of your desires Have been accomplished For your life to have mattered? How out of reach is contentment? Many of our symphonies […]Read more "Unfinished Symphonies"
Is internal.The mental worlds we inhabit,The narratives of a bad lifePunctuated by a few good events,The steady drizzle of discontent,The proclivity for self sabotage,The unrealistic demands of perfectionismA diminishing appetite for goodnessA palate ruined by cynicismA heart hardened by disappointment.There is little in this lifeMore dishearteningThan finally encounteringWhat we’ve been searching forAll our lives only […]Read more "Fifty Percent of Happiness"
University at eighteenStraight As but with a social lifeDream job straight outta schoolMarried by thirtyFirst home within a year of thatHolidays in distant placesFriends in high placesPerfect kidsThe best schoolsEarly retirement-Fill in the blanksWith your recipe for yourFuture happiness.The future is elusive by natureAnd it’s hard enough to perfectly predict the weatherLet alone future bliss.The […]Read more "Future Happiness"
In the arms of a lover? At the helm of a thriving empire? In the laughter around a dinner table? In the remission of cancer? In the belly of a well fed child? In the deep pockets of the rich? In the sound of your favorite song? In the resounding applause of an audience? Consider […]Read more "Where can contentment be found?"
There is a great temptation in life To not know when we have a good thing. Like having a mouthful of the richest food And only tasting something bland and regular, Not realizing that life may never serve a better meal. Trust is taken for granted until it’s lost, Time is wasted in regret, or […]Read more "Good thing"