aphorism, meet logarithm
Damn true! Life is evil and cruel! We have no real control of our destiny.
This lands with me not as gallows humour but as coming from a place of gentleness.
Thank you, David. I've been hung up as to how to reply except to say yes, you see to the bottom where all my thought in gentleness lies, rising sometimes in pique but always in various vulnerable and generous (I like to think), tentatively hopeful form.
Wow, so powerful and so true! Thank you very much, Jack, for sharing with us!