Tuesday, January 29, 2013

the limits of the game

rhythms and us

at times, 
what is best is to fit the natural rhythms
and vary what we do
so that we parallel temperature and weather
in where we are and in what we do,
we bow to the natural pattern and then dance with it,

and, at other times, it feels best to be in opposition:
our light and fire kindle bright against the cold dark,

most dangerous is to act without understanding 
the rules of the game our universe plays,

I love children
and my life is serving them 
as parent, teacher, and grandparent,
and I also feel the limits,
the finite reality of resources,

we can divide up the pie differently,
but it’s far easier to make more of us
than it is to enlarge the pie.

by Henry H. Walker
January 26, ’13

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