When I first read Rudyard Kipling’s “The Ballard of East and West”, I don’t think I fully appreciated the depth of the 19th century poem…reading it again, I think I do. I love the lines:

Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment seat;
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!

I was fascinated to read that the Legend of Bagger Vance and the Hindu epic scriptural poem Bhagavad-Gita, have a connection. We are all enriched when there is neither East nor West…just humanity…

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