As Much As You Can
And if you can't shape your life the way you want,
this, at least, try
as much as you can: do not degrade it
by too much contact with the world,
by too much activity and talk.
Do not degrade it by dragging it along,
taking it around and exposing it so often
to the daily silliness
of social events and parties,
until it comes to seem a boring hanger-on.
C. P. Cavafy
alexandros . plasatis @ gmail . com