Posts Tagged: Optimism
This Rilke poem had been banging around my head since I’d been home, and I drew it out with a wish for better days for you and me.
You have the right to your labor, but not to the fruits of your labor. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never become attached to not doing your duty. -Baghavad Gita 2.47
Scheuermann’s Kyphosis, or Scheuermann’s Disease, is a relatively benign spinal abnormality that develops during adolescence, and can lead to back pain.
This poem used to seem very different to me than it does now. I had always read in it that fear of our own death is the root of all feelings of loss.
What makes one feel one or the other?