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This is a set of quotations;an epigram by Bertrand Russell and three haikus by Issa. I liked the juxaposition of Russell’s jaundiced view of people’s prejudices and Issa’s take on the place of flies (or even prejudices) in our life.
Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer day.
Bertrand Russell
Where I come from
Even flies
Look, don't kill that fly!
It is making a prayer to you by wringing
its hands, its feet.
Where there are humans
You will find flies
And Buddhas