The Peril meets a new poet
David French provided a quote and a link that led me to the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore. I like the lines French originally quoted enough to have seriously considered bumping Tristam Shandy from the top of this blog:
Which pretty much directly echoes conversations I've been having recently with Merry, Sally and Rusty. But what perfect phrasing!
I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I woke and saw that life was duty.
I acted, and behold, duty was joy.
It turns out that Tagore has quite a bit to say that is well worth saying, and that he says perfectly. Go read the whole thing.