What you would do today, do now

Posted on 17 February 2009 in:

Saying by Kabir the Weaver, from Christopher Chapman, in Martel Devanagari

काल करे सो आज कर आज करे सो अब ।
पल में परलय होयगी बहुरि करोगे कब ॥
— कबीर

What you would do tomorrow, do today, what you would do today, do now.
Disaster may come in a moment, when will you do all that you intend?
— Kabir (the weaver)

Christopher Chapman posted the above saying on my Facebook profile last night, in response to a status update in which I had asked if I could put off answering a number of emails until the next morning. Good advice, I think! The Devanagari typeface that the image is set with is the one that I designed at Reading. As far as that goes, I should heed Kabir’s warning, and finish its character set immediately.