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Old 09-11-2019, 07:52 AM   #416 (permalink)
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September 11, 2019

I ask for a moment's indulgence to sit by thy side.
The works that I have in hand
I will finish afterwards.

Away from the sight of thy face
my heart knows no rest nor respite,
and my work becomes an endless toil
in a shoreless sea of toil.

Today the summer has come at my window
with its sighs and murmurs;
and the bees are plying their minstrelsy
at the court of the flowering grove.

Now it is time to sit quiet,
face to face with thee,
and to sing dedication of life
in this silent and overflowing leisure.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

“We have to understand that the world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is more important than the eye ... the hand is the cutting edge of the mind." ~Jacob Bronowski
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