“I salute you! There is nothing
I can give you which you have not;
but there is much, that, while
I cannot give, you can take.
No heaven can come to us unless
our hearts find rest in it today.
No peace lies in the future which
is not hidden in this present instant.
The gloom of the world is but a
shadow; behind it, yet, within our
reach, is joy.
And so…I greet you, with the prayer
that for you, now and forever, the
day breaks and the shadows flee
~Fra Giovanni Giocondo (1433-1515)