Words of Wisdom:

"Shabazz" - Nguyen


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Translated by Amanda Hopkinson and Nick Caistor

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Hail Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who turn to Thee for help. Amen.

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Author's   note
The first story about division comes from ancient Persia: the god of time, having created the universe, sees harmony all around him, but feels that there is still something very important missing - a companion with whom to share all this beauty.
For a thousand years, he prays for a son. The story does not say to whom he prays, given that he is omnipotent, the sole, supreme lord; nevertheless, he prays and, finally, he becomes pregnant.
When he realises he has achieved his heart's desire, the god of time is filled with remorse, suddenly conscious of how fragile the...


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