Words of Wisdom

Essence of the Instant

“[…] it seems to happen outside your body, sparkling on high, joy, joy is time’s material and the essence of the instant. And in the instant is the is of the instant. I want to seize my is. And like a bird I sing hallelujah into the air.”

— Clarice Lispector, from Água Viva, translated by Stefan Tobler, 1973