In the point of rest

at the center of our being,

we encounter a world

where all things are at rest

in the same way.

Then a tree becomes a mystery,

a cloud a revelation,

each person a cosmos of whose riches

we can only catch glimpses.

The life of simplicity is simple,

but it opens to us a book

in which we never get beyond

the first syllable.

~Dag Hammarskjöld

(1905-1961, Swedish economist, diplomat,

second Secretary-General of the United Nations)


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