“Who looks upon a river in a meditative hour, and is not reminded of the flux of all things?”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
While preparing for tomorrow's history hike at Henry Hudson Park I came across the quote above. For some reason, the quote reminded me of this photo I took at the park in 2007. The Vlomankill merging with the Hudson in winter. Even though it is early fall, even though the leaves are still green, I am reminded of the coming winter. The seasons of the earth, the seasons of our lives, marching on, always in flux.
Here's another quote that comes to mind...
"Enjoy every sandwich."
Waren Zevon did an interview on the Late Show with David Letterman following Zevon's having been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Letterman asked Zevon if there was anything he understood now, facing his own mortality, that he didn't before. Zevon replied, "Just how much you're supposed to enjoy every sandwich." (Thank you Wikipedia)