often used is the phrase "money doesn't buy happiness." nobody denies a certain amount of basic human needs being covered allows us to at least survive, yet there are more valuable things than money and a very important (yet sometimes forgotten) element than things - people.
she says she can't dance
as she does piqué turns, plies and lunges,
escapes, behind her eyes,
away from me into another world.
rows of benches full of people spread out before him on either side of a long aisle. each of the people sitting on the benches held a mirror in front of them. there were no attendants anywhere in sight. he gazed over the blurry shoulder of the person nearest him and saw swirling fog reflecting back from their mirror.