This is not my favourite time of year. However, it's also one of my busiest. Somehow I have to charge up my batteries until I feel dynamic and irrepressible. I've taken to throwing back the living room curtains as soon as I get up, breathing in deeply and making the most of that pale blue glow that passes for morning and...
Salutation to the Dawn
Listen to the Salutation of the Dawn!
Look to this day! For it is life, the very Life of Life.
In its brief course lie all the varieties and realities of your existence:
The bliss of growth, the glory of action,
The splendor of beauty.
For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision;
But to-day well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every to-morrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day!
Such is the Salutation of the Dawn.
This hymn from the Rig Veda must have been posted on the internet many times. It probably clings magnetically to the doors of a million refrigerators. And why not.
6 months ago