Book Sale Find

On this rainy day I went to the used book sale my local public library is having and I came upon a book that I had already read. Inside was a piece of paper and I am always curious as to what sort of interesting things people might leave behind. I opened to the page, which was the beginning of a chapter titled "Sewing" and this poem:

Finish everyday and be done with it.

You have done what you could.

Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in.

Forget them as soon as you can.

Tomorrow is a new day.

Begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit

be encumbered with your old nonsense.

This day is all that is good and fair.

It is too dear with its hopes and invitations,

to waste a moment on yesterdays.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am a believer in fate and signs...even though I had already read it,I bought the book. I must have missed something important on the first reading.


yvonne said...

Very nice, thank you.

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