Life in a small town

Lent …

David Warren has a good post here on Lent … it ends with this poem from a Confucius quote:

Confucius in his “Book of Songs” quotes an ancient Chinese lamentation (Waley’s translation):

Don’t escort the big chariot;
You will only make yourself dusty.
Don’t think about the sorrows of the world;
You will only make yourself wretched.

Don’t escort the big chariot;
You won’t be able to see for dust.
Don’t think about the sorrows of the world;
Or you will never escape from your despair.

Don’t escort the big chariot;
You’ll be stifled with dust.
Don’t think about the sorrows of the world;
You will only load yourself with care.

My broken ankle continues to be troubling. Along with giving up “control” for lent, I am also working on giving up moaning and complaining.

Cheers

Joe

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