I came across this quote today, and bleak and despairing though it is, it seems to suit my mood pretty accurately:
In early youth, as we contemplate our coming life, we are like children in a theater, before the curtain is raised,
sitting there in high spirits and eagerly awaiting for the play to begin.
It is a blessing that we do not know what is really going to happen. Could we foresee it, there are times when children might seem like condemned prisoners,