happy is the one who faces
who dives deep down knowing
he cannot find his way to the light
without greeting the darkness as well.
happy is the one who grows
like a tree planted in black fertile soil
drinking in sustenance from the
decayed remains of broken fallen leaves
only to bloom wide open
in the morning sunlight.
happy is the one who pays no heed
to those who tell her to be good
who understands the path to goodness
begins with her burning desire
~Rabbi Brant Rosen
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