Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The way it is

My sister, who studied literature at SMU, sent me this poem by William Stafford titled "The Way It Is." It has a good message about sticking to it and following your path.

The Way It Is

There's a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn't change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can't get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time's unfolding.
You don't ever let go of that thread.