Children ask bleak questions.
‘What is worse than death?”
But a child knows that rare feeling of being attached to sorrow -
You see, when young their joy and resentment is all mingled up
They both arise from parents
Who constitute a horizon of the world
A world they are still attached to.
And hence their attachment to sorrow
Even if there is some joy there
As they mature this thought evolves
Into a certain philosophic understanding.
“the good with the bad” they say
Even vows bear it,
- “For better or for worse”.
Such solemnity has deep roots
Lest we ever forget it.