“I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.”
I wonder sometimes why we make life so complicated.
We analyse, scrutinise, examine, investigate, inspect, study, peruse dissect, test
and end up going round and round in circles
ever more confused and discombobulated
getting nowhere fast.
So here’s my answer –
“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
What a wise man was Longfellow! Enjoy the rain and all it has to offer.
“If freckles were lovely, and day was night,
And measles were nice and a lie warn’t a lie,
Life would be delight,–
But things couldn’t go right
For in such a sad plight
I wouldn’t be I.
If earth was heaven and now was hence,
And past was present, and false was true,
There might be some sense
But I’d be in suspense
For on such a pretense
If fear was plucky, and globes were square,
And dirt was cleanly and tears were glee
Things would seem fair,–
Yet they’d all despair,
For if here was there
We wouldn’t be we.”
And I wouldn’t be I. I’m gonna lose that two letter word!
“Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.”
Another wise man…
In response to Lady Calen’s Sandbox Challenge 64