Eternal Recurrence

by Peter Saint-Andre

What if I've lived this hour, this day, this life before
And I must live them yet again, not once, but more
And more, until every experience repeats,
Recurs, and doubles back a million times or more?

A curse! And yet if it must be, what if I bless
This fact as much as if it were my choice, not less?
The less I treat necessity as fate, the more
I love the life I live, and live the life I bless.

(cf. The Joyful Learning, ยง341)

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