“We do not remember days, we remember moments.”
– Cesare Pavese
I walked this path just once before,
With my father’s advice to follow.
But this time I alone will lead
My children will come tomorrow.
The steps I make leave a record
Of details I feel are essential.
Of what I think they will have to know
And forget the inconsequential.
I hope they pay attention to
The harmony that surrounds them
And hear the distant overtones
Instead of meaningless problems.
For what’s a journey with no goal,
Just lonely wonderings of a soul
Who lost the path and have gone astray
And crash into the distant shoal.
– Clarence Holm