Go Light

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The rising hills, the slopes,
of statistics
lie before us,
the steep climb
of everything, going up,
up, as we all
go down.

In the next century
or the one beyond that,
they say,
are valleys, pastures,
we can meet there in peace
if we make it.

To climb these coming crests
one word to you, to
you and your children:

stay together
learn the flowers
go light
~Gary Snyder “For the Children”

 

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2 thoughts on “Go Light

  1. Yes. Absolutely true. Preparing our children for this life (and for the next) is THE most important responsibility that we have. And it does not end with parents. This admonition is true for all who are important persons in a child’s life — relatives and others. Each has something important to add from his/her own life experience that may be helpful to a child.

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