by Hélène Montpetit

In youth, chase the twin soul who knows nothing of quitting love and whose heart-fluttering appeal eternally feeds passion.

Chase the work that grows talent and ability, in which recognition and appreciation walk hand in hand with prosperity.

Chase the place where all live in love and light, ô sweet Utopia.


Then comes a time for mourning the perfect mate who never came, acknowledging instead those who have left their mark on your soul.

For mourning the elusive perfect job, acknowledging instead that having served in any capacity has taught you much and grown your humanity.

For mourning sweet Utopia, while celebrating how its quest taught you your place in and responsibility to all relationships.


And if your hope outweighs your cynicism, there can follow a life of being deliberate and active in love.

A time in which you walk steadfastly toward the changes you know can be made.

A time in which your wisdom is brought to bear to make manifest as much as you can of the ideals of your youth.

This post inspired by Patricia’s Place “A man who views the world…” for November 4th, 2015.
“A man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty
has wasted thirty years of his life.”
Muhammad Ali