This is wonderful... as always it seems, I loved it.
"The best of times offers a tantalizing, never-ending illusion,
Yet, like the worst of times, all suffer the same conclusion"
I love this... insightful... wonderful...
-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