When we end our conversation with our needless and wholly unimportant and totally unnecessary defenses and our outrage and our dedication to indignity, we discover, quite plainly, that man is the paragon of animals.
That in our humanity there is a grandeur. Because there is a garden in the mind. Tend it well, and it reveals that it knows no chaos, and not a single unkindness. It is torrentially abundant and immediately and immensely innovative.
There is one quality that defines a noble character. He or she does not leave unattended what is noble and necessary.
He or she does not supply frightened and frightful, nor disgracious, nor disgraceful excuses to evade the incredible brilliance of nature. He and she embrace it most fully in themselves.
One might call it: meeting and merging with dignity. Human dignity. It is no small thing. But it comes from the smallest most quiet and light sane place in the universe.
From the angled symmetry of you. And your graceful dance with the wisdom of life.
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