[b]In the great game of existence[/b](John MacDuff, "Thoughts for the Quiet Hour", 1895)Sad the case of those who had the possibilities of a good and useful existence--but have livedfatally and hopelessly given up to . . . sloth, or flippant pleasure, or engrossing selfishness.Those fugitive, precious moments we are forgetting and wasting, cannot be recovered. In the great game of existence many are staking all and losing all--drifting to hopeless, irremediable bankruptcy. That is a solemn word--a dreadful truth--the irreparable past!Death will dissolve many a 'fairy vision' that has lured and charmed us. Death will sweep down many 'flimsy cobwebs of earth' that we have laboriously weaved--poor tawdry things we have so often clung to and clutched!
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon