Even though I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment
when this or that gets done, doing nothing also pleases
me, like an old cat curling up in the late day sun.
I made my big decisions when I was a younger man.
Now I relax amidst the consequences of my former plan.
Anything can happen, life’s changeable that way.
How it all will work out, who can really say?
So many different types of people I have met
throughout this life. Some have shown me
kindness, others showed me strife.
Regardless of whatever face they may have brought,
each has been a priceless gift — so futile now,
I realize, to judge and to resist.
These days I count my blessings, far more than
I can name. This world at heart is innocent,
beyond all need for praise or blame.
Yes, there still is greed and fear, and far too many
acts of violence. The antidote, from what I’ve learned,
is only love, and the wisdom borne from silence.