How short is life, and how full of trouble!
Like a flower, we blossom for a moment and then wither.
Like the shadow of a passing cloud we quickly disappear.
(The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 25 April)
30 June 2013
"My life has been spent in vain and idle aspirations, and in ceaseless rejected prayers that something beneficial to my own species should be the result of my existence."