I ran across this quote recently, I believe it's from an old screen play. The character was a king describing how he felt about his missing daughter. I think it's both simple and profound. I am reminded that in all things we would do well to live our present with our future in mind.
"There comes a time when the jewels cease to sparkle,
When the gold looses it's luster,
When the throne room becomes a prison,
And all that is left is a fathers love for his child."