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People through finding one thing beautiful
Think something else ugly,
Through finding one person fit, find another person unfit.

Life and death, though stemming from each other
Seem to conflict as stages of change,
Difficult and easy as phases of achievement,
Long and short as measures of contrast,
High and low as degrees of relation.

But since the varying of tones gives music to the voice
And what is is the was of what shall be,
the sanest person sets up no deed, lays down no law,
Takes everything that happens as it comes,
As something to animate, not appropriate,
To earn, not to own,
To accept naturally without self-importance:
If you never assume self-importance, you never lose it.

Henry Meyerding 2007-01-27