Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time ; Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.
Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate ;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.
A psalm of life by Longfellow recited by a dear friend of mine. How simple and elegant. Few words made by day, some actions broke my heart, some artifacts made me smile, yet another day I sail.