Oh, to be serene. To have a long, elegantly slender neck. To glide on top of the waters - without all that furious paddling that's going on underneath apparent for all the world to see!
Are there really serene people? Or just those who appear to be so, but are indeed furiously paddling underneath?
I know a lot of people who wish they were serene. How many of us can recite the Serenity Prayer by heart? How many add the line "just for today" at the end to make it seem more possible? Note that the prayer asks for grace first - "