"...do not let yourself, if possible, turn impatiently towards the future.  Time is required for fruits (do you remember the figs?)-and life has to be picked gradually.  Now you are accumulating (and I too) the supply for a further common progress...Think of that, when you want "so dreadfully" to anticipate time, -and let gradually the interests of your present life take the place, or even become the expression, of your desire."

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin