Today, I ran into a friend at the airport. We caused quite a stare with our boisterous exchange of pleasantries.
We did a quick catch up on life since we last met.
Something from all our talk stood out. He said, “Desire is a distraction from the nothingness of life. I used to think the Buddhists were right when they say “Desire is suffering”, but they are wrong. Find someone without a desire and they are better of dead.”
Then I reminded him that it is just as hard to find someone without suffering as it is to find someone without desire.
It was a really good chat, and it made my delayed flight bearable.
I am thankful for friends that define days.