On Stopping with Enough, from the Handbook by Epictetus

39.

Just as a foot fills
up its shoe, your
body is as far as
your possessions go.


Stop there and you’ve 
measured rightly.
Go further and . . .
go over a cliff–


Just as a shoe loses
purpose when first
it’s purple; then gilded;
then covered in jewels. 


After something goes

beyond mere fit, it

just keeps going.

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