Swords into Ploughshares
The range of righteous use of drugs: from swords to plowshares.
It came up in conversation at sukkahfest this year with some people who will remain anonymous for the sake of their professional reputations: One of them used to smoke spliffs EVERYDAY, for the sake of staving off the vampires, and keeping Babylon at bay. As an adult, living and working somewhere relatively wonderful rather than hard urban streetz, he hardly ever smokes weed at all, except at perfect moments where it makes sense to, like a holiday chill. And one of us spoke up and said
"Aha! It's like the secret of swords into plowshares!" and we were silent and let implications start hitting.
That is to say: something that in danger times, you need to have with you all the time, but once you're somewhere safe and good, you don't need to throw away-- just change in to something you have around the house, just in case you need it, like all the unabused medicine stored accessibly but not messily in all the medicine cabinets.
The silence passed and the third dude exploded with: "Plowshares are for ground-breaking!They're for breaking ground in your head! Hee hee hee!