I've sent this hymn to a person who has been fairly central in the recent storms in my life. It's something of an ending, I hope:

Foolish Beings

I do not blame you for being you;

I do not blame me for being me;

To Amida, we are both foolish beings,

But we can entrust ourselves to Him

And let him transform

Our foolish, vulnerable selves into Gold.

You carefully appreciate what you can in me;

I carefully appreciate what I can in you.

Who knows what the future holds.

All we can do

Is entrust to Amida's Limitless Compassion-

Namo Amida Bu.

(Of course, I explained who Amida is!)

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Comment by Andrew Ralph Cheffings on May 5, 2016 at 12:08

That made me laugh! Hugs are nice. I've finished Hymns of Trouble now and am writing Hymns of Change.

Comment by David Brazier on May 4, 2016 at 20:26

Thank you for that. It provoked me into writing this...

I blame you for being you
I blame me for being me.
I blame you for blaming me.
I blame me for blaming you.
I blame me for blaming you for blaming me.
I blame you for blaming me for blaming you.
This fire could burn a long time.
What a fool I am!
And I blame myself for that too.
How about a hug?

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