I've been adding lots of clever and/or inspiring ideas on this blog ... but events of today force me, at least this once, to "get real".
My brain is chopped up by Alzheimer's syndrome, and some times I find myself in a state of ghastly chaos - as it was this morning. At such times I can understand how it is for people who decide to "end it all". Life is a balancing act, and we (that is, I) learn to balance well. But today the balance wobbled. But my wife reminded me that today was my birthday (I'd completely forgotten), and she gave me a little volume of translations of poems by Hafez, the most wonderful of all writers. Life is glorious!