SCENIC ROUTE
John Messenger

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In business
one must be efficient
as the fractals that design the trees.

Except in business
time is money,
and in nature time is just
time.

It all runs smoothly just for beauty,
Because a thing does not become old
without becoming wise.

But
where there is order
there must also be chaos,
lest it all fall from balance.

It is not order or efficiency that make us,
it is the balance of things

that is beauty;
that is rhythm.

The beat –
                the off-beat.

The sound –
            the silence.

That falls between each note
as each note falls between each silence.

In business
one must be efficient.

In living
one must find other ways
of ‘let come what may,’

…of taking the long way around,
just for the freedom
from planning.

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