Sunday, May 26, 2019

a stream I go a-fishing in

In eternity there is indeed something true and sublime.
 But all these times and places and occasions are now and here.  
God himself culminates in the present moment 
and will never be more divine in the lapse of the ages.  
Time is but a stream I go a-fishing in.  
I drink at it, but when I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is.  
Its thin current slides away but eternity remains.

~ Henry David Thoreau 
from: Walden, "Where I lived and what I lived for," 1854