… in the second of rest

“With all the powers of your body concentrated in the hand on the tiller,
All the powers of your mind concentrated on the goal beyond the horizon,
You laugh as the salt spray catches your face in the second of rest
Before the new wave-
Sharing the happy freedom of the moment with those who share your responsibility.
So – in the self-forgetfulness of concentrated attention – the door opens for you into a pure living intimacy,
A shared, timeless happiness,
Conveyed by a smile,
A wave of the hand.

Thanks to those who have taught me this. Thanks to the days which have taught me this.”

– Dag Hammarskjold, 1954


About developingnathan
I am a reflective person. I am an introvert, a friend, a brother and a son. I appreciate a well-crafted glass of beer, piece of music and turn of phrase. I am a professional of international development, a good pianist and a Green Bay Packers fan.

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