Everything a person does affects everything around that person. There are no solitary islands in our world as everything is connected. Whether we look at life in general on our world, or at the qualities of the happiest, most radiant people, we see that we contribute for a time, then are gone. The marvels of life continue without us, and the illusions of self-importance and inequality diminish our experience of the gift of being here. Three poems, no adult-only content.