Tuesday, May 04, 2010

To do what I want to do

A state such as this:
 Chasing down ev'ry dark rabbit hole--
 Seeking a way, to make it okay,
To do what I want to do;

And now here I am:
 Blowing on red glowing embers--
Flame lick to tease, so long as it please,
To do what I want to do;

But who would I be:
     Trampling out grapes in the vineyard--
Singing my psalm, free of all qualm,
To do what I want to do?


Mari Gold said...


And where is the pool/waterfall?


Sarah said...

ah yes, the perpetual human conundrum; balancing "what we want to do" with being civilized.
The answer to this riddle is, I think, "I do not want what I haven't got," said Sinead O'Connor several decades ago. Can we convince ourselves that we do not want what we haven't got? Better yet, can successfully grapple with the knowledge that "getting what we want" may not fulfill us (and could make us feel even worse)?
As usual, thank you for your thought-provoking posts, Dade!