THESE PEOPLE, UNAWARE, ARE SAVING THE WORLD
Here is a wonderful poem by Jorge Luis Borges called The Just about the unconscious rehabilitation of the world through small, ordinary sacred acts. A lovely thing, suggested by Debbie from Milan, Italy. Love Susie. x
A man who cultivates his garden, as Voltaire wished.
He who is grateful for the existence of music.
He who takes pleasure in tracing an etymology.
Two workmen playing, in a café in the South,
a silent game of chess.
The potter, contemplating a color and a form.
The typographer who sets this page well,
though it may not please him.
A woman and a man, who read the last tercets
of a certain canto.
He who strokes a sleeping animal.
He who justifies, or wishes to, a wrong done him.
He who is grateful for the existence of a Stevenson.
He who prefers others to be right.
These people, unaware, are saving the world.
by Jorge Luis Borges