Monday, February 17, 2014


               We study to appreciate
               What makes our species truly great,
               Which is our aptitude to learn
               What is of ultimate concern:
               Not merely how we might survive
               But how we’ll fully come to thrive,
               For only we may realize
               Our latent gift for growing wise:
               Discerning what to value best
               And setting that above the rest,
               Since that alone will make us whole,
               Leading us toward our human goal.