January 15, 2003
I have surprised myself with the extent to which I have been able to extract myself from the reality of pain by judicious application of Zen. Or perhaps it is merely an adult understanding how rare it is for two people, soulmates, to find each other and to both be ready, willing and able to act on the knowledge. While still a cloaked deep romantic, I do not believe that Love Conquers All, or expect that Life will be Fair. The universe is far too quirky and insolent; the spirit of Aiken Drum runs the show from behind the curtain.