The Time Will Come

Photo by Bekah Russom on Unsplash

The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome, And say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was yourself. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored for another, who knows you by heart. Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, the photographs, the desperate notes, peel your own image from the mirror. Sit. Feast on your life.

Derek Walcott

4 thoughts on “The Time Will Come

  1. Norma Gaffron

    Thank you, Marion.
    This has been a hard February so far. Health wise, weather wise. And we need all the cheer we can get. It is good to look back on our lives, in all its parts, and look ahead… Sunshine today helps.

    1. Marion Dane Bauer

      Sorry it’s been personally hard, Norma. I certainly share the weather hard. I’m so tired of being confined because of all the ice underfoot. I’ve just begun walking, with ice cleats and great care, the last couple of days. I’m glad the quote I found is helpful to you, too.


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