The mind is man's prodigious ally,
And also his mightiest foe.
An ally, whence he is in trouble,
A foe, whence he is ecstatic.
It can sketch paintings of its own:
Pleasant and sickening.
The pleasant ones keep us hopeful,
but can be misleading.
The Sickening ones keep us grounded,
but can be shattering, to our hopes.
Is there anything more beautiful,
than the Beautiful Mind!