Seems right, as summer begins, to ponder a bit of writing from Henry David Thoreau:
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die,
discover that I had not lived ...
Our life is frittered away by detail ...
I say, let your affairs be as two or three,
and not a hundred or a thousand ..
Simplify, simplify ...
Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life?"
May your summer be filled with at least a tad of what Thoreau proposes ...
a few quiet nights,
a couple lazy weekends,
numerous unhurried meals,
a few less things on your schedule,
time to live in such a way that when you come to die ... you find that you have really lived!
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