This being human is a guest house.

Every morning is a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
Some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crownd of sorrows,
empty of its furniture,
Still, treat each guest honorably.
He may clearing you out
For some new delights.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
Meet them at the door laughing,
And invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
Because each has been sent
As a guide from beyond.

(Written by performer Marion Deprez)