Over the margins of life comes a whisper, a faint call,
a premonition of richer living which we know we are passing by.
Strained by the very mad pace of our daily outer burdens,
we are further strained by an inward uneasiness,
because we have hints that there is a way of life
vastly richer and deeper than all this hurried existence,
a life of unhurried serenity and peace and power.
(Thomas Kelly, A Testament of Devotion,
as quoted in The Reflective Life, by Ken Gire)