The Promise of Dawn

THE PROMISE OF DAWN ROCCO JARMAN THE PROMISE OF DAWN sometimes a new dawn has already arrived modestly and unheralded while we were still sleeping, while we were still warming our unmade beds, the uncovered graves of who we were just yesterday. it arrived quietly, even as the first motions of birdsong were passed, to […]

89. On Hoping for the Best and Preparing for the Worst

On Hoping for the Best and Preparing for the Worst XXIV. On Despising Death 1. You write me that you are anxious about the result of a lawsuit, with which an angry opponent is threatening you; and you expect me to advise you to picture to yourself a happier issue, and to rest in the allurements […]

17. On Hope and Fear

On Hope and Fear Epistle V. On the Philosopher’s Mean 1. I commend you and rejoice in the fact that you are persistent in your studies, and that, putting all else aside, you make it each day your endeavour to become a better man. I do not merely exhort you to keep at it; I actually […]