Random ThoughtsWe each have a turn, and a secret allotment of time. Who knows how much.Random Thoughts9 years ago in Open More Like This
Beware, nations who would think themselves eternal. How can you forget that Rome is rubble and Atlantis sleeps beneath the sea?
Quickly wanes the kingdoms of men. They grow, and bloom and die just like all things do. The trees can tell you that, and the land and the sea.
Would it not be foolish for a single drop of water on the high crest of a wave to say, "I am here aloft because of my own greatness"? Soon it will find itself among the foam and froth. Of course! That is the way with all things.
What is power? What is control? None of these can be kept forever. None of them are eternal possessions. They are just tools that shape the world, but every craftsman must eventually retire his instrument. Another artist will take his place.
Learn from nature. Tiny rivers form expansive canyons. Destructive fire brings teeming life. Use power, and strength when it is right to do so. And use mercy and restraint when such ar