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    Sunday, August 12, 2007

    The Difference Between Birds and Their Wings

    This poetry was given to me along with the rest of IU's Muslim Student Union executive board members at our last gathering on May 2004. The board members for the following year gave it to us as a token of appreciation for our services and words of encouragement for what we were going to go through after graduation.

    The difference between birds
    And their wings,
    And the wings of the aspirations
    Of intelligent men,
    Is that birds fly on their wings
    Towards a certain direction,
    Whereas intelligent men fly on the wings
    Of their aspirations away from all
    - Rumi

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