This old rock planet gets the present for a present on its birthday every day.— Annie Dillard (1974, 103)
Innocence sees that this is it, and finds it world enough, and time.— Annie Dillard (1974, 83)
If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.— Shunryu Suzuki (1970, 21)
Experiencing the present purely is being emptied and hollow; you catch grace as a man fills his cup under a waterfall.— Annie Dillard (1974, 82)
Mindfulness is remembering to come back to the present moment. The character the Chinese use for ‘mindfulness’ has two parts: the upper part means ‘now,’ and the lower part means ‘mind’ or ‘heart.’— Thich Nhat Hanh (1998, 64)
What has gone? How it ends?
Begin to forget it. It will remember itself from every sides, with all gestures, in each our word. Today’s truth, tomorrow’s trend.
Forget, remember!— Finnegans Wake, 614
Yet’s the time for being now, now, now.— Finnegans Wake, 250