Table for …two?

“I have to die. If it is now, well then I die now; if later, then now I will take my lunch, since the hour for lunch has arrived – and dying I will tend to later.” Epictetus


A wonderful however very difficult component of the Stoic life is acceptance that we are not in possession of the capacity to manipulate “everything” in our lives.

That makes us initially very uneasy

That makes us unsure, anxious, scared even

But IF, and only IF we embrace the FACT that there is much we cannot manipulate no matter how much we push against it

There lies freedom to pursue the things we can create, the change we can make

life becomes simpler and maybe under that lies Happiness

just maybe

So today death has not come, her chair sits across and empty

I understand its not my choice when she arrives

I pray its many sunsets from now

but ultimately I enjoy todays menu

Bon Apetitimage

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