This is so perfect, Meadow. I've read it over several times now and each time it makes me cry, remembering the many times that I've done the same,...and must remember to breathe. I know that you more than likely do not mean this poem in a sad way... though it brings sadness to my heart anyway. Thank you so much for sharing it.
-molly aka sam
"Thus shall ye think of all this fleeting world:
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream;
A flash of lightning in a summer cloud,
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream."
-from the Diamond Sutra, translated by : A. F. Price -- found in Teachings of The Buddha, edited by Jack Kornfield
[This message has been edited by MyPenNameIsSam (edited 03-21-2000).]