We are like children building a sand castle.
We embellish it with beautiful shells, bits of driftwood,
and pieces of colored glass. The castle is ours...
Yet despite all our attachments, we know that the tide
will inevitably come in and sweep the sand castle away.
The trick is to enjoy it fully but without clinging, and
when the time comes, let it dissolve back into the sea.
~ Pema Chodron