"Be reverent before the dawning day.

Do not think of what will be in a year, or in ten years.

Think of today.

Leave your theories.

All theories, you see, even those of virtue, are bad, foolish, mischievous.

Do not abuse life.

Live in today.

Be reverent towards each day.

Love it, respect it, do not sully it, do not hinder it from coming to flower.

Love it even when it is gray and sad like today.

Do not be anxious.

See. It is winter now.

Everything is asleep.

The good earth will awake again.

You have only to be good and patient like the earth.

Be reverent.


(Romain Rolland)