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What castle isn't built in the air?

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Viewed on November 17, 2017
Contribution #9492



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February 16, 2018:

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.

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February 15, 2018:

It's Time
It's time to clothe my dreams in reality, to create a home for wanderers who cannot bow before the traditions of a single dwelling and a fenced yard. Who look beyond marriage and blood to gather brothers and sisters bound by more than custom and umbilical cords. Generous minds and loving hearts, laughing eyes and simple tastes who know that serenity at sunrise and peace at sunset are worth more than the treasuries of kings and IRA security. It's time to clothe my dreams in reality, to gather together kindred spirits. Who look beyond what is and was to understand what can be, who know that love and compassion, joy and peace are our birthright stolen by a culture's madness and to band together the manipulations of frightened lives, wise minds, and bruised hearts, daring souls and brave spirits who know that love is worth the stars and friendship does not hide it's private anxieties behind sophistication and steel symbols. It's time to clothe my dreams in reality, to move beyond jealousy and possession, isolation and imprisonment. To confront boredom and loneliness, sadness and lovelessness, to make known my secret needs and reveal my hidden yearnings, to risk self exposure as the only path to final freedom, to surround myself with the energy flowing from the earth's core, the passion of rivers and resilience of trees, and thus to clothe my dreams in reality! 

It's Time

It's time to clothe my dreams in reality, to create a home for wanderers who cannot bow before the traditions of a single dwelling and a fenced yard. Who look beyond marriage and blood to gather brothers and sisters bound by more than custom and umbilical cords. Generous minds and loving hearts, laughing eyes and simple tastes who know that serenity at sunrise and peace at sunset are worth more than the treasuries of kings and IRA security. It's time to clothe my dreams in reality, to gather together kindred spirits. Who look beyond what is and was to understand what can be, who know that love and compassion, joy and peace are our birthright stolen by a culture's madness and to band together the manipulations of frightened lives, wise minds, and bruised hearts, daring souls and brave spirits who know that love is worth the stars and friendship does not hide it's private anxieties behind sophistication and steel symbols. It's time to clothe my dreams in reality, to move beyond jealousy and possession, isolation and imprisonment. To confront boredom and loneliness, sadness and lovelessness, to make known my secret needs and reveal my hidden yearnings, to risk self exposure as the only path to final freedom, to surround myself with the energy flowing from the earth's core, the passion of rivers and resilience of trees, and thus to clothe my dreams in reality! 

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February 14, 2018:

The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.

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February 13, 2018:

If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees... So like children, we begin again... to fall, patiently to trust our heaviness. Even a bird has to do that before he can fly.

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Contribution #9482


February 12, 2018:

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.

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Collected Poems and Plays of Rabindranath Tagore
Contribution #9493


February 11, 2018:

The problem with playing the blame game is that it always ends up going to penalty kicks.

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Contribution #9495


February 10, 2018:

Its a seesaw life. With no one to share the ride, you're always on the ground.

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February 9, 2018:

The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs, and explosions, and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices, to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy; and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own for the children, and the children yet unborn.

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February 8, 2018:

The force which makes for war does not derive its strength from the interested motives of evil men; it derives its strength from the disinterested motives of good men.

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February 7, 2018:

I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow, and I have borrowed a lot.

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February 6, 2018:

“All that is gold does not glitter,

 Not all those who wander are lost;

 The old that is strong does not wither,

 Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” 

“All that is gold does not glitter,

 Not all those who wander are lost;

 The old that is strong does not wither,

 Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” 

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February 5, 2018:

Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them.

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February 4, 2018:

A society that presumes a norm of violence and celebrates aggression, whether in the subway, on the football field, or in the conduct of its business, cannot help making celebrities of the people who would destroy it.

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February 3, 2018:

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth -- and truth rewarded me.

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February 2, 2018:

Our lives are like islands in the sea, or like trees in the forest. The maple and the pine may whisper to each other with their leaves ... But the trees also commingle their roots in the darkness underground, and the islands also hang together through the ocean's bottom.

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February 1, 2018:

Only the madman is absolutely sure.

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January 31, 2018:

No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.

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January 30, 2018:

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.

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January 29, 2018:

We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released.

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January 28, 2018:

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

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January 27, 2018:

We are participants in a vast communion of being, and if we open ourselves to its guidance, we can learn anew how to live in this great and gracious community of truth.

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January 26, 2018:

Who is it that can make muddy water clear? No one. But left to stand, it will gradually clear of itself.

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January 25, 2018:

Acceptance is the universal currency of real friendship. . . It does not warp or shape or wrench a person to be anything other than what they are.

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January 24, 2018:

I teach my sighs to lengthen into songs.

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January 22, 2018:

The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy.

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January 21, 2018:

For a long time we have gone along with some well-tested principles of conduct: that it was better to tell the truth than falsehoods; that a half-truth was no truth at all; that duties were older than and as fundamental as rights; that, as Justice Holmes put it, the mode by which the inevitable came to pass was effort; that to perpetuate a harm was always wrong, no matter how many joined in it, but to perpetuate it on a weaker person was particularly detestable ... Our institutions are founded on the assumption that most people will follow these principles most of the time because they want to, and the institutions work pretty well when this assumption is true.

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January 20, 2018:

Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.

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January 19, 2018:

So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.

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January 18, 2018:

Always make new mistakes.

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January 17, 2018:

Euphemism is a euphemism for lying.

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January 16, 2018:

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.

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January 15, 2018:

To be an American is about something more than what we look like, or what our last names are, or how we worship.

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January 14, 2018:

No one worth possessing / Can be quite possessed.

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January 13, 2018:

The hands that help are better far / Than lips that pray. / Love is the ever gleaming star / That leads the way, / That shines, not on vague worlds of bliss, / But on a paradise in this.

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January 12, 2018:

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.

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January 11, 2018:

Eminent posts make great men greater, and little men less.

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January 10, 2018:

A few cobras in your home will soon clear it of rats and mice. Of course, you will still have the cobras

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January 9, 2018:

A writer -- and, I believe, generally all persons -- must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.

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January 8, 2018:

Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.

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January 7, 2018:

Too many parents make life hard for their children by trying, too zealously, to make it easy for them.

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January 6, 2018:

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.

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January 5, 2018:

The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist.

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January 4, 2018:

In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.

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January 3, 2018:

The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.

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January 2, 2018:

We would often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood all the motives which produced them.

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January 1, 2018:

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.

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December 31, 2017:

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.

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December 30, 2017:

One definition of success might be: refining our appetites, while deepening our hunger.

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December 29, 2017:

Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.

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December 28, 2017:

There is always more goodness in the world than there appears to be, because goodness is of its very nature modest and retiring.

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December 27, 2017:

Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be!

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December 26, 2017:

When I despair, I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it, always.

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December 25, 2017:

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.

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December 24, 2017:

He serves his party best who serves the country best.

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December 23, 2017:

Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.

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December 22, 2017:

It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy.

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December 21, 2017:

Imagine there's no countries, / It isn't hard to do. / Nothing to kill or die for, / And no religion, too. / Imagine all the people / Living life in peace.

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December 20, 2017:

Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.

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December 19, 2017:

Kindness costs nothing.

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December 18, 2017:

Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.

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December 17, 2017:

In work of love, the body forgets its weight. And once again with love and singing in mind, I come to what must come to me, carried as a dancer by a song. This grace is gravity.

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December 16, 2017:

We should notice that we are already supported at every moment. There is the earth below our feet and there is the air, filling our lungs and emptying them. We should begin from this when we need support.

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December 15, 2017:

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.

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December 14, 2017:

The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball -- the further I am rolled the more I gain.

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December 13, 2017:

We take care of the future best by taking care of the present now.

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December 12, 2017:

Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice. I can choose to be grateful even when my emotions and feelings are still steeped in hurt and resentment. It is amazing how many occasions present themselves in which I can choose gratitude instead of a complaint.

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December 11, 2017:

If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.

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December 10, 2017:

Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.

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December 9, 2017:

While we cry ourselves to sleep, gratitude waits patiently to console and reassure us; there is a landscape larger than the one we can see.

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December 8, 2017:

A part of us has to die to transform; and a part of us dies if we don’t. Which part will prevail?

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December 7, 2017:

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

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December 6, 2017:

The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence. And there are so many silences to be broken.

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December 5, 2017:

People say, "What is the sense of our small effort?" They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time.

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December 4, 2017:

Every farmer who plants a seed takes a risk. We work through faith that the good deeds we do are to put down roots. The roots are invisible, but they sustain plants that may not give fruit for awhile. How lovely is this planting the seeds of love.

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December 3, 2017:

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.

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December 2, 2017:

There’s nothing “ordinary” about decency, courage under fire, compassion, tenacity, lion-heartedness, and that is what is being called forth in a moment – a deeply mythic moment – like this.

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December 1, 2017:

The willingness to consider possibility requires a tolerance of uncertainty.

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November 30, 2017:

Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. Between these two banks the river of my life flows.

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November 29, 2017:

Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence, yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world.

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November 28, 2017:

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily difference we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.

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November 27, 2017:

All this hurrying soon will be over. Only when we tarry do we touch the holy.

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November 26, 2017:

Many paths lead from the foot of the mountain, but at the peak we all gaze at the single bright moon.

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November 25, 2017:

Fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.

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November 24, 2017:

As the Sun shines upon my heart, so may my heart shine upon others!

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November 23, 2017:

Whoever believes in the good in people, draws forth the good in people.

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November 22, 2017:

We have no idea what tomorrow will bring, but today is overflowing with potential.

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November 21, 2017:

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life...and the world.

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November 20, 2017:

When before the beauty of a sunset or a mountain, you pause and exclaim, "Ah," you are participating in divinity.

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November 19, 2017:

It always comes back to the same necessity: go deep enough and there is a bedrock of truth, however hard.

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November 18, 2017:

The only choice we have as we mature is how we inhabit our vulnerability, how we become larger and more courageous and more compassionate through our intimacy with disappearance.

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November 17, 2017:

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

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November 16, 2017:

We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all.

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November 15, 2017:

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.

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November 14, 2017:

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.

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November 13, 2017:

When you do things from your soul, the river itself moves through you. Freshness and a deep joy are signs of the current.

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November 12, 2017:

In a world that lives like a fist, mercy is no more than waking with your hands open.

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November 11, 2017:

Face your own complexity.

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November 10, 2017:

My work is loving the world.

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November 9, 2017:

Every day you play with the light of the universe.

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