THE INTERNAL SELF
"The entitlement to immortality felt so noisily in youth is not always relinquished in our dotage......The internal self remains stoutly resistant to time's seasons. Because here is the truth: while the mind is a transcendental pilgrim, the body is an animal. And this animal will carry you as far as it can. Glad of the burden, it will struggle on its knees to serve, fighting out the inches in dust and desert."
Winston Spencer Churchill.
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting
The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar:
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come....