The Prompter Room

For Friday, August 4, 2017:


My advice to the person suffering from lack of time and from apathy is this: Seek out each day as many as possible of the small joys, and thriftily save up the larger, more demanding pleasures for holidays and appropriate hours. It is the small joys first of all that are granted us for recreation, for daily relief and disburdenment, not the great ones.

Hermann Hesse, ‘On Little Joys,’ MY BELIEF: ESSAYS ON LIFE AND ART