“There is a difference between one and another hour of life in their authority and subsequent effect. Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual. Yet there is a depth in those brief moments which constrains us to ascribe more reality to them than to all other experiences.”

                                      -Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The Over-Soul”
(The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, edited by Brooks Atkinson, Modern Library, 2000)