Tao & Yin


You can’t expect both ends of a sugar cane to be equally sweet.


See the little stars
Shrinking in the eastern night?
Shrinking, as we walk through dark
While it is still night in the palace
Burdened with cover and sheet
Ah! our fates are not equal.


Life is not fair – and to expect that it should be is foolishness.
Learn to see the world more realistically,
and enjoy that which comes your way.
Envy at the success of others can be damaging.

©Loes Raaphorst 10/2005