Sunday, 27 March 2011



If I can’t do
what I want to do
then my job is to not
do what I don’t want
to do.
It’s not the same thing
but it’s the best I can

If I can’t have
what I want then
my job is to want
what I’ve got
and be satisfied
that at least there
is something more
to want.

Since I can’t go
where I need to go
then I must go
where the signs point
though always understanding
parallel movement
isn’t lateral.

When I can’t express
what I really feel
I practice feeling
what I can express
and none of it is equal
I know
but that’s why mankind
alone among the animals
learns to cry.

Nikki Giovanni


la fourchette said...

There must be some sort of planetary alignment going on today. This post really touched me. I was in a very reflective mood as well. We seem to be sharing this day in a similar spirit...

Kitty said...

Leslie: One day we'll have to spend the day in the same room :)
This post possibly has a lot to do with the weather, now grey and dull.
Certainly my reflective mood has a lot to do with the maelstrom swirling around my life upon which I try to put a cheerful face.
But inside I know I'm lying to myself...

However, the show must go on.

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