Long May You Labor at Something You Love

Music: Nunc dimittis servum.
By Daniel Lagkhner.
Sequenced by Boguslaw Krawczyck at Kunst der Fuge.

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Long may you labor at something you love,
Awakening daily to passion and pleasure,
Blessed to find joy both in work and in leisure,
Obliged to move mountains you most want to move.
Remember that work is defined by the heart,
Delightful or not as the laborer chooses.
All life is a game that one wins or one loses,
Yielding what one would with will and with art.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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