Ample make this bed

There are many ways to categorize people (“categorize” people, of course each person is an individual; but please bear with me for the sake of this topic). One way is to separate people into these two kinds: one who have led an innocent life, a life without the kiss of death; and the other, who have made choices so burdensome and gruesome, that the only way to continue living is through atonement. If one is strong enough and lucky enough, one will live through a metamorphosis after paying off the debts.

It is in such debts that we feel most closely bound to each other. We come to understand each other. Kinship. Humanity.

If you are debt free,  I pray the kiss of death will never be near. In an age of social media prevalence, I hope your display of happiness truly stems from the happiness of life.

I chose not to live lightly nor frivolously. Make this bed with awe.

Ample make this bed.
Make this bed with awe;
In it wait till judgment break
Excellent and fair.

Be its mattress straight,
Be its pillow round;
Let no sunrise’ yellow noise
Interrupt this ground.

– Emily Dickinson


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