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We do not have to accept a new perspective, it might be too frightening. Indeed, the saying goes— “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.” It reminds me of a story of a mouse that lived in a cramped space but discovered an opening into a new room. She entered, but got so scared by the vastness, that she ran back to her small life. Here is a poem-long puzzled over by many, addressing that very way of thinking.
By Ingemar Gustafson
All my life I lived in a coconut.
It was cramped and dark.
Especially in the morning when I h