The Chase

We hurt the people worth keeping
To chase those better leaving.
In the muddled clutter of struggles-
The money, the study
The honey, the strategy-
The irony,
Is that everything we chase becomes everything we wish we never encountered.
What is life but a ‘vanity of vanities’?

R. A. Douglas
August 14, 2015.


  1. This reminds me of a C.S. Lewis quote: “I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.”

    I think God blessed us with pleasures which were meant to bring us joy, yet in our fallen nature, we twist and pervert that pleasure into something harmful. Into a “vanity of vanities.” Nice reflections – and cool picture!

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      1. Absolutely. Mine too! I am glad you like him. I recently finished Narnia with my oldest. Love meeting fellow fans. Must be the nerd in me! Lol πŸ˜‰

      2. By the way, if you’re a Lewis fan – and of Narnia specifically – you may want to check out the book Planet Narnia by Michael Ward. It gave me even more respect for what Lewis accomplished in that series!

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