For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.
The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendour of achievement
Are but experiences of time.
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision;
And today well-lived, makes
Yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day;
Such is the salutation to the ever–new dawn!
(Poem attributed to the ancient Sanskrit poet Kalidasa)
(The photograph is an old one of sunrise over the mountains taken from the terrace of our ancestral home. Photo credit: Sanjay Sharma)