Get in the boat.
It doesn't matter
if you can't help row.
A Gardener in a Time of War
A student said to his master: “You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?” The master replied: “It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war.”
~ Chinese martial arts teaching story
Tears to salt and back again,
I pace to the entrance of the cave
and back to shadows, sit and listen