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Existential Sweets

Existence before essence as Sartre said Xylographed from fountain and ink pen In wood words intentions and meaning Sculptures of thought bound in reality Telescoped into prisms of here and now Entropy thrown in for good measure Nothing is impossible do what you wish Take what is yours and not what they say It is not freedom from but freedom to do A chocolate needn’t know why it tastes goods Leave the wrapper for the end enjoy while it lasts Surrender to incredible living for real action Water mouth-watering pleasures and leave Essence as an afterthought as ex post factual Enter phenomenal existence and be authentic To choose responsibility over dogmatic faith Saunter and take in the fleeting moments to live 07th February 2021 'Existence comes before essence' is the main tenet of Jean Paul Sartre's existential philosophy

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Date: 2/7/2021 7:23:00 AM
I wondered why you chose a word with an X in it. You have proved you can surpass all expectations with this acrostic Kai.
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Kai Michael Neumann
Date: 2/8/2021 2:49:00 AM
Thank you so much Caren. I appreciate that. Kind wishes, Kai