In what might perhaps be a semi-regular feature, here's a song so great that I think we should all be singing it for 100 years. It's Damone again.
While you're enjoying this really, let's face it, painfully lovely song, here's a stanza from the Tao Te Ching that I flipped to at random this morning and which seemed to be a lesson I (direly) need right now:
by letting things take their course.
He remains as calm
at the end as at the beginning.
He has nothing,
thus has nothing to lose.
If you're letting the song keep playing over and over again, as I am here writing this, you might also be interested to read that ŕ propos my earlier dispatch about how Bill Gates is the best man in the world Microsoft's other co-founder, Paul Allen, has likewise pledged half of his billions to usefulness:
The lesser-known half of the duo that created the Microsoft technology empire, Paul Allen, has pledged to hand at least half of his estimated $13.5bn (Ł8.8bn) fortune to charity, taking up a philanthropic challenge laid down by his one-time business partner, Bill Gates
Allen, who is rated by Forbes magazine as the world's 37th richest person, yesterday announced that "the majority" of his estate would ultimately be left to philanthropic causes, with an emphasis on funding not-for-profit scientific research.
His declaration came a month after Gates and fellow billionaire Warren Buffett launched a campaign dubbed the "giving pledge" that urges America's richest individuals to commit half of their fortunes to charitable causes.
As Andrew Carnegie had it, "He who dies rich dies disgraced." If it's at all interesting, I saw both of those articles when I was sitting there in my health club, dripping, simply trying to sink heat, before getting dressed and going back to work. Maybe this "means" something.