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Richard Jackson

Night walks through our days and no one notices. We like to think of the intricate beauty of a swallow’s flight, but it is only a desperate, open mouthed search for insects. There are three truths you have taught me here: that our shadows will desert us for other, better objects; that Time steps away… Continue reading Richard Jackson

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Nikos Kazantzakis

When an almond tree became covered with blossoms in the heart of winter, all the trees around it began to jeer. ‘What vanity,’ they screamed, ‘what insolence! Just think, it believes it can bring spring in this way!’ The flowers of the almond tree blushed for shame. ‘Forgive me, my sisters,’ said the tree. ‘I… Continue reading Nikos Kazantzakis

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