Sunday, March 27, 2011

Im Lo Achshav Eimatai?

I have looked in meforshim and everyone is focused on "im lo achshav eimatai" as telling us to not procrastinate. Even the the most new-age-ey commentaries I could find take the same perspective. Yet, I am attached to the idea that if we don't live in the now then when are we living. I don't think it's crazy to suggest that Hillel, known for his equanimity, meant this.

there is only now
even as i write these words
i think of later
we might all live forever
if we'd just hold on to now


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