First and Last Time

To live in the present moment is to live as though one were seeing the world both for the last time and for the first time. To work at seeing the world as though one were seeing it for the first time is to get rid of the conventional and routine vision we have of things, to discover a brute, naive vision of reality, to take note of the splendor of the world, which habitually escapes us.

- Pierre Hadot, The Present Alone Is Our Happiness