As long as…

As long as you continue to follow your most intense

obsessions, mercilessly, fearlessly; as long as folly,

even recklessness, still arouses in you an ineffable,

ineluctable joy; as long as you continue to feel rapport

and sense beauty with and in the simplest of things;

and every day, following dream-filled nights, you

awaken to days interwoven with reverie, imagination,

and inspiration; as long as, despite, still, and always –

you are not yet too old.