Fragile and vulnerable, we spend our life wishing it weren't so, pretending it isn't, hiding, lying, denying, building walls, shopping malls, nothing to it, money will do it, power, too, delusional, institutional, wrapped in our refusal to be who we are, where we are, when we are, how we are, fragile and vulnerable, all the way to the end of the line. Waking up is growing up is squaring up is wising up is standing up and letting things be exactly what they are anyway, nevertheless, even so, no matter what! "When you leave home to seek your life and live it, the birds of the air will shit on you-- do not pause even to wipe it off!" Seek your life and live it! Anyway! Nevertheless! Even So! No matter what! Find what you love and love it! Anyway! Nevertheless! Even So! No matter what! Fragile? Vulnerable? So What? Take it in stride! Don't let it stop you! Or even slow you down! Courage! Faith! In what? In YOU-- and what is important to YOU, and what is meaningful to YOU! Live in good faith with yourself! Be true to YOU! Believe in YOU! YOU are the only you there is! And. YOU are fragile and vulnerable, so there is no time to waste worrying about the birds of the air and what they might do to your hair! Pick yourself up! And live each day as though it might be your last! Bring your best to bear on each moment, in every situation throughout the day! Why hold anything back? LIVE while you can! As fully as you can! For as long as you can! Beginning now! Why not?