The Importance of Purpose

“The aim of life is self-development. To realise one’s nature perfectly-that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to one’s self. Of course they are charitable. They feed the hungry, and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked.”

― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Ellespeth

That Time – A Poem

That Time

I was trying to remember
that time
Santa left me a dollie
and the box had a dent
and my dad said
Rudolph had stepped on it
and how special I felt.
Going back.
Like rewinding old home movies,
faster and more comical.
So much can be missed.
It’s hardly worth remembering
that time
Santa left me a dollie
packaged in a box
Rudolph had stepped upon.

Ellespeth