The Moving Finger

moving finger

The Moving Finger writes;

and, having writ, Moves on

Nor all thy Piety nor Wit

Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,

Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it

—Omar Khayyám

Omar Khayyam


Omar Khayyám was a Persian polymath, mathematician, philosopher, astronomer, physician, and poet.  He wrote treatises on mechanics, geography, and music.

—Blogger’s Commentary:

Each day of our lives is lived.  Period.  We weren’t given a choice about being here, and so … here we are.

Can we change any of it?  We might be able to undo some things, right some wrongs, or kiss and make up.  But it doesn’t change what happened.

You can plead with God (promising to be a good person from now on), but it doesn’t work that way.  You can scheme and plan and strategize in an attempt to outsmart your destiny.

But the past never returns.  And crying about your past won’t make it disappear.

And so, having writ, Moves on … see you tomorrow …


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