Thursday, December 1, 2016

a stream I go a-fishing in








Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.  I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. I would drink deeper; fish in the sky, whose bottom is pebbly with stars. I cannot count one. I know not the first letter of the alphabet. I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born.


~ Henry David Thoreau
from Walden: Where I lived and What I lived for
 

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

So true ... thank you.
Bless, Mai.