Next, it was living, not merely existing.
It was doing something
And in doing
Had made itself;
And v^as no more than
The self it had made.
One petal—love—was seemingly opposed
Or opposite to another—hate.
This was self-evident.
But scrutiny of observation
Discerned that the two v;ere connected
By a thin vessel of living organism.
In fact, the balance was so precarious
That if one were detached.
The other would fall limp.
How ironic that the one
Was supporting the other!
The sister petal to love v;as appreciation.
To be appreciated, and at the same time consistent.
The appreciation petal can only be appreciated
By comparing it with its opposite leaf.
The petal of sacrifice.
To be truly appreciated, an act must
Not necessarily be of great consequence.
But have been a sacrifice for the creator.
Sacrifices may be great or small.
But they still fall v;ithin this classification.
To narrov; it down to the prime mover of all our actions
The mind—we could say that to entertain
The thought of someone in the place of someone else
I^ to sacrifice the latter thought for the former.
Now, to balance the scales, we must realize
That sacrifices will not continue
Unless the intended recipient appreciates them.
They will soon die and wither av;ay.
The tV7o——appreciation and sacrifice——are.
Then, mutually complementary.
They are dependent on each other
For the bcvlance of their existence.
As the three-leaved clovers
Are many and thus not precious?
So the four-leaved clovers
Are fev; and to be cherished.
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