Oh let me live truly and truly die but once, so that I brush against reality in evil and in good. And let me be still and cherish all that I see, so that will that and nothing more for me. If in this long life and all it’s days was left but one, I’d search for the most beautiful thing to which the earthly life belong. The most beautiful thing on this earth is solely dignity, only that makes life into life and reality. So is the vastness of the world a leaf gathering dew, and inside it’s bowl rests a single drop of water so clear and true. This single tranquil drop is life’s most cherished thing. Oh make me worthy to peer into it! Oh make me pure!