From his window facing the marketplace Rebbe Nachman spotted one of his followers rushing by:
"Have you looked up at the sky this morning? The Rebbe asked.
"No, Rebbe, I haven't the time."
"Believe me, in fifty years everything you see here today will be gone. There will be another fair—with other horses, other wagons, different people. I won't be here then and neither will you. So whats so important that you don't have time to look at the sky?!"
From The Empty Chair: Finding Hope and Joy: Timeless Wisdom from a Hasidic Master Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. Adapted by Moshe Mykoff and the Breslov Research Center