senior quote

When I graduated from high school in 1975, I chose these lines from Emerson as my senior quote. It’s astonishing to me that I shortened it as I did; although I have some recollection of a poster in my room–a dark night, a black tree branch, and a perfectly round moon–with the quote on it as it appears in the yearbook.

IMG_3755Here is the full quote from Nature, Chapter III: Beauty.

To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again.

One thing that’s interesting is that even forty–yes, 40–years ago as a teen-ager, I was obsessed with catching what is fleeting–moments then and the all-too-swiftly-passing days now.

Another thing, I have no memory of ever being in the Pep Club.


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