mineral serendipity

smooth stones
smooth stones


In times of tyrants, big ones, small ones, visible ones, invisible ones… “Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.” (J. B. Priestley).

Whatever (is) Yourself changes all the time but “Friendship depends on trust, not money, not power, not mere education or knowledge. Only if there is trust between us will there be friendship. Trust is related to whether we have a sincere motivation. If we’re serious about taking care of others, protecting their lives and respecting their rights, we’ll be able to conduct our lives transparently and that’s the basis of trust, which in turn is the basis of friendship.” (Dalai Lama).

there is no tyrant 
unless it is allowed to be a tyrant

diamond heart
it's cutting 
not attachments
or veils
but life
any stone picked during a walk
will do better
than the one in cyborg chests
benefiting from loneliness

there is no tyrant 
unless it is allowed to be a tyrant

no wonder the world is a screen 
when fear is more than
less of us 
and no eyes can judge 
better than blind ones

a diamond heart 
making sharp cuts
is not like any smooth stone 
picked during a walk

Published by chameleoniantimes

Chameleonian Times, works by Helene Vanderhulst

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