THE CRITICAL HOUR
"One of the illusions of life," wrote
Emerson, "is that the present hour
is not the critical decisive hour."
Every person's destiny is forged and
tempered...in the crucible of the present
In the next sixty minutes, opportunities
For kind words. What will we say?
For elevated thoughts. On what shall
For decisive actions. What consequences
do we envision?
Spend wisely, thy witness, oh man,
for thy eternity unfolds itself...
one hour at a time.
(First published on May 27, 2014)