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I’m a Particle of Dust Speaking




               it’s  time  for  tularemia,  bubonic  plague  and  anthrax  to

               recur,  infect  the  mainland  and  far  beyond.  They  have


               found their existence amidst dust. Was I destined to be

               so?


               A  particle  of  dust,  skulking  under  your  sofa  doesn’t

               deserve  your  disregard  or  contempt.  Rather  it  may

               contain everything from space diamond to Gobi desert


               to the bone of a monkey or bit of a modern tire rubber.

               If you fail to recognize the image of your forefathers in


               a  particle  of  dust,  if  you  don’t  learn  how  to  respect

               others,  one  day  you’ll  become  dust  but  without

               substance. That’s why Omar Khayyam once wrote:


               Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend,

               Before we too into the Dust descend;

               Dust into Dust, and under Dust to lie


               Sans Wine, sans song, sans singer, and----- sans End!

                I hope you’ll become dust, not without substance.
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