POEMS: “I Traveled the Old Road” by Rabindranath Tagore (seeing the world like a child, with new eyes)

Suddenly there was a tremor in the air, and the sky seemed to kiss me on my forehead. My mind started up like the morning out of mist.

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Part 2. INSPIRATIONAL PET STORIES: a dog named Hachikō from Japan

Hachikō was an Akita dog born on a farm near the city of Odate, Japan. He is remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, for whom he continued to wait for over nine years following his death.

POEMS: “Life” by Henry Van Dyke

Let me but live my life from year to year, With forward face and unreluctant soul;
Not hurrying to, nor turning from the goal;
Not mourning for the things that disappear, In the dim past, nor holding back in fear