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Parting Words: The Kaleidoscope Of Days

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Parting Words: The Kaleidoscope Of Days

Diversions

Parting Words: The Kaleidoscope Of Days

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ANDREA SEABROOK, host:

Our parting words tonight come from abolitionist preacher Henry Ward Beecher. They were written more than a century before Emily Wells ever thought about rapping with a violin at her chin. Beecher wrote, our days are a kaleidoscope. Every instant, a change takes place in the contents. New harmonies, new contrasts, new combinations of every sort. Nothing ever happens twice alike. The most familiar people stand each moment in some new relation to each other, to their work, to surrounding objects. The most tranquil house with the most serene inhabitants living upon the utmost regularity of system is yet exemplifying infinite diversities."

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