Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with that there is. ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea. (Scribner; Classic edition June 10, 1996) Originally published 1952.
You are me when you are not you. I am you When I am not me. The branch above us wonders if It is time to fall. — Richard Jackson, from “Point of View,” Verse Daily. (November 19, 2009)
In March the soft rains continued, and each storm waited courteously until its predecessor sunk beneath the ground. ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden. (Penguin Books February 5, 2002) Originally published 1952.