TRACY CHAPMAN – If Not Now…

The attributes of humility, patience, love of one’s fellows, and the pursuit of peace, which Hillel displayed, did not diminish the strin-gency of his ethical and religious demands, or prevent him from plac-ing full responsibility on man, whom he required to act for his own perfection and for the public weal. Man is obliged to make endeavors, for “If I am not for myself, who will be for me?” But he cannot achieve much through seclusion and separation, and he must remember, “And being for my own self, what am I?” Nor may he forget that his time is limited and he dare not procrastinate—”And if not now, when?” (Sayings of the Fathers, 1.14).

Harold BLOOM, Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine

But a true empiricism is the one which purposes to keep as close to the original as possible, to probe more deeply into its life, and by a kind of spiritual auscultation, to feel its soul palpitate; and this true empiricism is the real metaphysics.

Henri BERGSON, Introduction to Metaphysics

If not now, then when?
If not today,
Then, why make your promises?
A love declared for days to come,
Is as good as none.
You can wait ‘til morning comes.
You can wait for the new day.
You can wait and lose this heart.
You can wait and soon be sorry.
If not now, then when?
If not today,
Then, why make your promises?
A love declared for days to come,
Is as good as none.
Now love’s the only thing that’s free.
We must take it where it’s found.
Pretty soon it may be costly.
‘Cause if not now, then when?
If not today,
Then, why make your promises?
A love declared for days to come,
Is as good as none.
If now now, what then?
We all must live our lives.
Always feeling.
Always thinking.
The moment has arrived.
If not now, then when?

Deixe um comentário

Preencha os seus dados abaixo ou clique em um ícone para log in:

Logotipo do WordPress.com

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta WordPress.com. Sair /  Alterar )

Foto do Google

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta Google. Sair /  Alterar )

Imagem do Twitter

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta Twitter. Sair /  Alterar )

Foto do Facebook

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta Facebook. Sair /  Alterar )

Conectando a %s