Strange, this life.
Like a face-changing artiste
Unpredictable. Ever-changing. Endlessly surprising.
Overflowing with compassion in the one moment,
and unfathomably ruthless, the next.
What a grand schoolmaster, Life is. (Lear's Regan was right.)
Each of us braves our own storms,
and suffering rocks the world's ancient oceans.
Yet, there is kindness left - and hence rain from the heavens we share -
spanning the corners of this globe.