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Self portrait by Paul Gauguin


“You need not leave your room.

Remain seated at your table and listen.

You need not even listen; simply wait.

You need not even wait; just be quiet, still, and solitary.

The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked.

It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”

Franz Kafka (1883-1924), German-language fiction writer: image: self-portrait Paul Gaugin.


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  1. I am laughing out load with the pleasure of this poem/writing Peter. I hope you are starting to adjust to the higher altitude and cooler nights. When I was in Cuzco Peru, I remember on a sunny day feeling cool and hot at the same time. warm hug from Canada!


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