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Long Inspired

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As a young boy in school, I was particularly inspired by these lines from the poem ‘The Golden Journey to Samarkand’ composed by James Flecker.

We are the Pilgrims, Master
We shall go always a little further,
It may be beyond the last blue mountain barred with snow,
Across that angry or glimmering sea …

At times I become complacent and retire within the limits of my own self, only to realize later that I have lost a lot of precious time that could otherwise have been committed to a better purpose. Whenever I remember these lines , I feel the need to wake up and start walking again because my goals are too far away and I have to keep moving.

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