Set 20: Perfectly deflated

82.
freedom is choosing the length of your own yoke

83.
the spirit abides its own laws

84.
the old room with their mistakes

85.
kids poke at what grownups protect

86.
all you have to do is begin
wherever you are

87.
lovers dissolves the union of shame and pleasure

88.
having never cures what is unhappy

89.
if you don’t love you don’t lose
if you don’t lose you don’t love

90.
money magically makes appear
the happiness in things—
“poof”

91.
when the child stops screaming
he begins the long process of healing

92.
a man must face his fear every day
to risk not dying

93.
we envision Adam’s grief before Eve’s shape
and wonder why the world must self destruct

94.
why must Adam’s grief by my own?
I’m the writer of the myth
and Eve is my love

95.
romantic love lives in fire and dies in ash

96.
marriage is beautiful because it is work

97.
when you look forward and see your past
you’ve entered your middle age crisis

98.
if you open the doors you’ll have to walk through them

99.
intelligence is the depth a soul has traveled
to return to the surface of things

100.
you’re the miracle you’re waiting for

101.
you can’t die without living first
so follows, the reverse

102.
god gave everyone a deadline
and will demand revision until we do our best work

103.
the only thing to teach the young is how to be brave

104.
it is for our many gifts to make peace with our equal defects

105.
people without problems haven’t created them yet

106.
the choice doesn’t matter
so long as you bring your true mind to bear

107.
intelligence does not put two and two together, nor take four apart
but is continually surprised by itself

108.
god’s in the details

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