There Is No Better Time of Life than Now

Music: The Art of the Fugue: Contrapuntus 19.
By J.S. Bach. Sequenced by Alessandro Simonetto, at Kunst der Fuge.

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There is no better time of life than now.
Whatever age you are, this time is best.
Ever in the prime of life, the soul
Needs no source of joy more than the whole,
The One, in whom contingent souls are blessed.
Yet one finds joy as time and change allow.

So may you know the pleasures of your years
Even as they pass, for others come,
Vivid in the moments of their being.
Each lives in both the datum and the sum.
Nor can one separate delight from tears.

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