Saturday, January 28, 2012

Be prepared for nothing


Poet Willam Butler Yeats died on this day in 1939. His epitaph, self-composed:

"Horseman, cast a cold eye
On Life, on death,
Horseman, Pass by
."

Yeats once wrote:

"All life weighed in the scales of my own life seems to me to be a preparation for something that never happens."