advent journal: accounting for non-business majors


“Being unappreciative might mean we are simply not paying attention.”
–David Whyte, Consolations

accounting for non-business majors

we never pay inattention
the cost of ignoring (ignorance?)
requires a different accounting
but I never could balance

my checkbook, so I’m not
the one to keep the ledger
other than to say life is going
to cost you one way or another

it’s funny that appreciate
is also a business term
meaning gain value over time
something worth holding on to

to pay attention is to
appreciate life to gain value
the wealth of wonder requires
gratitude as a downpayment

(man, if they had just told
me that accounting was poety
I might have done better
instead, I lost interest)



Leave a Reply