Old & New put their stamp to everything in Nature

Old & New put their stamp to everything in Nature. The snowflake that is now falling is marked by both. The present moment gives the motion & the color of the flake: Antiquity, its form & properties. All things wear a lustre which is the gift of the present & a tarnish of time.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks 5:286

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