I heard this poem for the first time last week and I have revisited and reread it many times… Â What does this poem make you think of? Â I think of my greater purpose in life. Â And whether that is something I discover, choose or remember, I am not sure. Â But it’sÂ interestingÂ and helpful to think about the thread that I want to hold on to throughout my life.
THE WAY IT IS
Thereâ€™s a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesnâ€™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 canâ€™t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop timeâ€™s unfolding.
You donâ€™t ever let go of the thread.