When we let this winding be a meditation—
its adventures traversing hills and dales,
vagrant streams, and bruising rocks—
we discover bliss within the trek,
our journey the destination,
the universe our companion.

At the mercy of Fate's caprice
tiger-stealth shadows every step.
Traveling this forest of possibilities,
dappled with shade and underbrush,
the future is unknowable.

Along this path, from the four directions,
the unexpected comes,
as death comes,
as life and light and wonder come.
The unforeseen lends dread and zest
to this magnificent journey.


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Copyright 2001, Gary Kline