[Everyone] should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of [their] life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful implanted in the soul.
Johann Wolfgang Goethe
I leave aside my shoes – my ambitions,
undo my watch – my timetable,
take off glasses – my views,
unclip my pen – my work,
put down my keys – my security,
to be alone with you, the only true God.
After being with you,
I take up my shoes – to walk in your ways,
strap on my watch – to live in your time,
put on my glasses – to look at your world,
clip on my pen – to write up your thoughts,
pick up my keys – to open up your doors.