the beginning and the end (679)

a villager asked the sage, “what is your school?”

and the sage replied, “my school is a place where everyone is welcome and no one is turned away, where we feed the poor and we teach the ignorant, where we study and learn and dance.”

the villager replied, “that sounds amazing! truly, my whole life, i have been looking for something like that.”

and the sage said, “would you like to join?”

and the villager said, “oh, not right now, i’m busy.”

nobody wants to risk being happy.