“If I knew that today would be the last time I’d see you, I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul. If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more. If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice, I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again. If I knew this is the last time I see you, I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.”
― Gabriel García Márquez
As the moorland pool images the sun
So is our hours of self-giving Thou shinest on us,
And we mirror Thee to others
But of that other land, our heaven to be,
We have no picture at all.
- Alistair Maclean