Echoes through time: lay hands on today

If you lay hands on today, you will find you are less dependent on tomorrow. While you delay, life speeds on by.

Every thing we have belongs to others, Lucilius; time alone is ours. Nature has put us in possession of this one thing, this fleeting, slippery thing – and anyone who wants to can dispossess us.

Seneca (4 BC – AD 65),  Moral Letters to Lucilius (1.1)