Serigraph
Title

workpower, air conditioner

Year

1965

Archive ID

65-45

Medium

Serigraph

Width

23"

Height

17"


Transcribed Text

Our response to the spirit of life is itself a living and dynamic progress, a continual attunement to all the "syllables of the great song." Our violence and the destructiveness come from the fact that we cling madly to a single syllable, and thus wish the whole song to stop dead while we enjoy what we imagine is final and absolute. But the "most wise singer" is not singing for ourselves alone and we must accept the fact that some of his notes are for others and seemingly "against us." We must not reach destructively against the notes we do not like. We must learn to respond not to this or that syllable, but to sing the whole song. Merton it is our earnest wish that the United Nations Organization--in its structure and its means--may become ever more equal to the magnitude and nobility of its task. May the day soon come when every human being will find there in an effective safeguard for the rights which derive directly from his dignity as a person, and which are therefore universal, inviolate and inalienable rights. This is all the more to be hoped for since all human beings, as they take an ever more active part in the public life of their own political communities, and showing an increasing interest in the affairs of all peoples, and are becoming more consciously aware that they are living members of a universal family of mankind. John XXIII Air Conditioner workpower


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