Friday, June 6, 2014


        If wisdom is the goal at which we aim—
        Not pleasure nor prosperity nor fame—
        What is it in that state we’ll realize
        Is the true eminence of being wise?

        It’s that we’ll then be able to discern
        What is of highest value and to turn
        From trivial pursuits and optimize
        The choices that we make—for that is wise.

        And of those choices, nothing stands above
        The quintessential motivation: love.