Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day: you shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Remember that old nonsense,
that crazy way we spoke to each other
when we were younger,
two or three hours ago? Oh, we were so
so foolish, so naïve, so September 3.
Already it is almost September 4,
and we wouldn’t dream now
of raising our voices and fighting
over whether or not there is time
to watch a movie before bed.
What got into us? No matter.
Just look at that serene moon,
doesn’t it just fill you with the sense
that tomorrow anything could happen.
Our spirits might just be so high
that you might say, Tonight, let’s go to bed early.
I might say, Let’s skip school and work today
and stay home and watch that movie.