“Longing, what is that? Desire, what is that?” asks Louise Gluck in her poem “Prism.” Does she really not know? Has she somehow become innocent again, free from memories of what longing and desire have meant to her? That’s what I wish for you right now. Can you do it? Can you enter into beginner’s mind and feel your longing and desire as if they were brand new, just born, as fresh and primal as at the moment you fell in love the first time? If you can manage it, you bestow a big blessing on yourself.