Meditations of a donkey on being calm:
“There are those of us who are able to go about their lives unfettered and untroubled by worry and fear. Our fate is to face the world as orphans, chasing through long years the shadows of vanished brothers and sisters and friends. Our task is to live through this day and then another day, and another day after that. We have no use or need for the troubles of the outer world. There is nothing for it but to try and see through our days to the end, as best we can, for unless we do so, we will be permitted no calm and no peace.”
Lulu, donkey, Bedlam Farm.