We are probably all aware right now that it is the 50th anniversary of the Barbie doll. I am grateful that she was created after my time, and she is certainly providing the subject matter for commentary and articles this week. I like this poem as a way of looking at change.
an Indian philosopher
Gautama teaches "All is emptiness"
and "There is no self."
In the 20th century A.D.
Barbie agrees, but wonders how a man
with such a belly could pose,
smiling, and without a shirt.
For Barbie's Fiftieth Anniversary