You Are a Marvel
Pau Casals

  

Each second we live is a new
and unique moment of the
universe, a moment that will
never be again . . . And what
do we teach our children?  We
teach them that two and two
make four, and that Paris is
the capital of France.

When will we also teach
them what they are?

We should say to each of them:
Do you know what you are?  You
are a marvel.  You are unique.  In
all the years that have passed,
there has never been another
child like you.  Your legs,
your arms, your clever fingers,
the way you move.

You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo,
a Beethoven.  You have the
capacity for anything.
Yes, you are a marvel.  And
when you grow up,
can you then harm another
who is, like you, a marvel?

You must work--we must
all work--to make the
world worthy of its children.

  
  


 
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