Look back upon the way you’ve come.
Has it been short or long?
Well, never mind.
But think about the things you’ve done,
and what you’ve yet to do.
The secret is, whatever else – be kind.
Remember that we’re all, from the moment we arrive,
just visiting this planet.
And no-one’s getting out of here alive.
(From ‘Musings on the Merry-go-Round: A Medley of Verse for us Riders of the Earth’)