“Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could. Some
blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day. You shall
begin it serenely and with too high
a spirit to be encumbered with
your old nonsense.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
It’s Sunday morning and I just flicked open a book at this very page. Why have I not come across this before, it’s a consolation because it obviously provides some enlightenment and a piece of advice that I am in need of right now. The philosopher Alain de Botton says that what makes a ‘good’ book is that we are reading it at the right moment for us and I would say the same is true of a poem such as this.