Learn from me, you will find me waiting for you!

Illustration from the book "A Year and a Day"

Illustration from the book “A Year and a Day”

Life has seen me standing hungry by the fence
and fed me with a fig from its trees
seen me naked under the sky
and clothed me in a cloud of its cotton
seen me sleeping on the pavement
and housed me in a star on its breast’
Life said: ‘Learn about me, you will find me waiting for you!’
I said thank you to life, for it is a gift and a talent
I learned about life with all the hardship I could
and it taught me how to forget it to live it

— Mahmoud Darwish, from “Perfection is the same as imperfection,” A River Dies of Thirst.(Archipelago Books, 2009)

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