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Timeless wisdom from Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran. Written and first published in 1925 in Arabic. Also translated as “The New Deal”. Questions to consider on democracy, life, change, influence. Reading and adaption by Jemila Abdulai. https://soundcloud.com/misscircumspect/khalil-gibran-the-new-frontier

Playing small, betraying oneself. And for what? Impressions of security, of doing this and saying that, chalking one milestone up against the other. Expectation checklist covered. All the while ignoring, nay, dreading those beseeching eyes. The ones that bore deep through the vestiges of the soul, demanding, nay,…