THE WAY IT ISSometimes you read things and you think, yes, exactly that is me. Sometimes you read things and it reminds you that other people have their shit, too. And no matter how much you wish it went differently, it won't. It can't. They can't. They've got their thread, see? And they can't let go.
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 the thread.
- William Stafford