Keeping your nose right where it belongs


A post from six years ago:


Be glad your nose is on your face,

not pasted on some other place,

for if it were where it is not,

you might dislike your nose a lot.


Imagine if your precious nose

were sandwiched in between your toes,

that clearly would not be a treat,

for you'd be forced to smell your feet.


Your nose would be a source of dread

were it attached atop your head,

it soon would drive you to despair,

forever tickled by your hair.


Within your ear, your nose would be

an absolute catastrophe,

for when you were obliged to sneeze,

your brain would rattle from the breeze.


Your nose, instead, through thick and thin,

remains between your eyes and chin,

not pasted on some other place--

be glad your nose is on your face!


-- Jack Prelutsky


Whether you are three or 73, be glad your nose is on your face. Some things are just meant to be the way they already are. Being okay with that will save you a lot of angst and open up the space you need to work on things that you can change.


Love and peace to you always.