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Spaceship, Door and Sanskrit Wisdom

My Monday choir rehearses in a Primary School and this evening, I was treated to two things to make me smile (as well as our singing, of course) One, in the hall, a paper Spaceship for a lantern parade and on our way out, one of the classroom doors which must delight the pupils.

Spaceship

Classroom door

The following piece of ancient Sanskrit writing, I found when our tiny baby son was undergoing heart surgery where the surgeons gave him odds of 60:40 against his survival. It helped me then and has taken me through other difficult times and, though I am not in need of it right now, I have a number of friends who are and it is for them that I post this here today. If it works for you, then it is for you too, with love.

 

Look to this day
For it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and truths of existence –
The joy of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendour of beauty.
For yesterday is but a memory
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived
Makes every yesterday a memory of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope

 

 
 

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Look to this day, Acclimatisation and Trail Ridge, USA

1  This poem has taken me through some  difficult times and today I have been reminded of the importance of what it is saying.

Look to this day
for it is life
the very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
the realities and truths of existence
the joy of growth
the splendour of action
the glory of power.
For yesterday is but a memory
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well lived
makes every yesterday a memory
of happiness
and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day….
~ ancient Sanskrit poem ~
2  Very happy email from Lucy who is having an amazing time. Today is an acclimatisation day at Namche Bazaar. They are at 11,500ft at the moment  and are feeling the effects of the altitude.
3  I’ve spent a happy hour or so looking through our photos from our USA trip last year. The highest point we reached was 11,796ft and that was by car up in the Rockies. The shortest of walks was hard work. I am in awe of what Lucy is doing.

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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