we like to preach on power,
but it’s a simple fact that there are things
over which we are powerless
nature, for example, and death.
we can talk until we are blue in the face
about empowerment and still always be
sideswiped by these overriding forces.
therefore, we must proceed in humility
working with these things,
not in spite of them,
learning to cope with their existence
in order to truly thrive.
the alternative, my friends, is
a descent into madness.