Never ask more of yourself than to simply do your best.
But never ask less of yourself either.
Never ask less of your others than the kindness that doing your best must include.
Never ask more of your others than the doing your best has exampled.
And when one day I might see those dimples reappear,
on the beautiful face which faced me that Bloomsday,
those three fabulous hours of such breathtaking
grace, let me give you in ex-
thing you have given me: by the
taking of my soul and heart,
you made the artist I’ve become.