I heard Richard Strauss’s “Waltz Sequence No. 1” from Der Rosenkavalier on KMFA in the car this morning and it made me want to go home and rewatch Don Hertzfeldt’s marvelous short film, World of Tomorrow:
Sometimes when I get low, I think about Emily’s monologue:
Do not lose time on daily trivialities. Do not dwell on petty detail. For all of these things melt away, and drift apart within the obscure traffic of time. Live well, and live broadly. You are alive and living now. Now is the envy of all of the dead.