Gwen: I dislike how this author writes bout 'richnes'. Many folks on dis planet argh starvin'!
Noel: No doubt. I don't think he says "ignore suffering". Instead, when joy comes we should appreciate it.
Isn’t our experience of genuine joy all too brief?


in the silence of a forest
or crash of a surf
in the crackling of a fire
or wild cat's purr
find new inspirations

rich are those
who touch
the core of ancient cedars
or hairs of bamboos in spring

fortunate are those
who watch
the dance of glowing charcoals
or shimmering whiteness of lofty peaks

this world was created
with so much wealth –
let's share it wisely
& protect its health