"The value of things is not the time they last, but the intensity with which they occur. That's why there are unforgettable moments and unique people."~ Fernando Pessoa, beloved Portuguese poet and translator, and one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century, (1888-1935) whose birthday was celebrated yesterday.
Follower Teresa from Lisbon, Portugal introduced his quote to me in her writings, I Got the Sun in the Morning . Thank you, Teresa.
There are moments that take our breath away. They do not have to last long to be enduring in memory -- a beautiful truth! Pay attention to the 'great moments' in this life and delight in them long after they are past.
Which reminds me of another great writer who lived at the same time -- this one from Mississippi:
"The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past."William Faulkner, US novelist (1897-1962).