But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
The flower that you hold in your hands was born today and already it is as old as you are.
~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin