Fiona: Life Has No Need of Happy Endings

All life wants is to know itself
To know and to be known
To be seen, touched, sensed, experienced
Life has no need of happy endings:
When you drop your demand for it to please you
When you’re no longer screaming for it to make you happy
It unashamedly delights in itself, in its own sheer miraculousness
Life sends forth its invitation to you every day
And you, making your myriad excuses, usually decline
Because you know that if you say yes
Your very own ten thousand things, your wonderful, labyrinthine creations
(The mes and yous, hims and hers, its and thems)
Will lose their substance, their gravity, around which you revolve
Once you finally stop spinning – even for a moment –
You’ll see that all life is here (for there is nothing Out There)
And unadorned, sublime, it truly has no need of happy endings

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