Saturday, October 24, 2009

A day is a miniature eternity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

4 comments:

Cécile said...

I just read this morning about a man who stayed 23 years in a coma in a hospital in Belgium. Except he was not really in a coma, he was awake but could not move or speak or blink or do anything, and he stayed like that for 23 years with doctors and family moving around him and not knowing he was "there". I guess for such a man every day is a miniature eternity. I wonder what he could be thinking about.
Time is relative, days can be rich and full of bliss, even short and lonely ones.

thinker said...

That story is a great match to this post, thanks for sharing it Cecile! There is another quote by Jean-Paul Sartre that reminds me on this one: "There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk."

Cécile said...

Hi Thinker,
I don't like Jean-Paul Sarttre that much, however this quote is great and I often wonder: what if this day was the last of my life? Am I doing things that are good and important enough?
Most of the time, though, the answer is "well, maybe tomorrow" :)

thinker said...

Yes, we must apreciate today much more than we do. We must spend it like there is no tomorrow:)