“Once the word is uttered aloud, there is a seismic shift. You will feel it.”
— Read on www.newyorker.com/books/flash-fiction/hospice-honeymoon
He quotes a short verse by the great Indian poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore — the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize, Einstein’s onetime conversation partner in contemplating science and spirituality, and a man who thought deeply about human nature:
I slept and dreamt
that life was joy.
I awoke and saw
that life was duty.
I worked — and behold,
duty was joy