UT Tower Garden Dedication
August 1, 1999

Reading One
Adapted from The Garden of the Prophet by Kalhil Gibran, pg. 32.

And on a morning when the sky was yet pale with dawn, they walked all together in the Garden and looked unto the East and were silent in the presence of the rising sun.

And after a while a wise soul pointed with a hand, and said:

"The image of the morning sun in a dewdrop is not less than the sun. The reflection of life in your soul is not less than life. The dewdrop mirrors the light because it is one with light, and you reflect life because you and life are one. When darkness is upon you say: 'This darkness is dawn not yet born; and though night's travail be full upon me, yet shall dawn be born unto me even as unto the hills.'"

Reading Two
From The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, pg. 63.

If in your thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons, and let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing.

2 August 1999
The University of Texas at Austin
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