Friday afternoon meme: look to the left of your computer screen. What's the first thing you see?
This is the first thing I see (I'm in my office in the Art department). It's taped on the wall beside the computer, (a) because it's beautiful, and (b) because I need to hear this pretty often. By the contemporary American poet Wendell Berry:
What We Need is Here
Geese appear high over us, pass, and the sky closes. Abandon, as in love or sleep, holds them to their way, clear in the ancient faith: what we need is here. And we pray, not for new earth or heaven, but to be quiet in heart, and in eye, clear. What we need is here.