Happy International Translation Day…

 

InterpretationA shout-out to all my fellow interpreter and translator friends:

“International Translation Day is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security. ” (un.org)

 

 

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Sunbeam…

A single sunbeam is enough

to drive away many shadows.

(Francis of Asisi)

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SUNBEAM – Nice, France

 

Bees…

The men of experiment are like the ant;
they only collect and use.
But the bee…gathers its materials
from the flowers of the garden and of the field,
but transforms and digests it by a power of its own.
Leonardo da Vinci

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HONEYCOMB – Heidenheim, Germany

Beach glass …

It was beautiful not despite but because of the friction it has had to endure. It had been thrashed around, but instead of being destroyed, it was improved with every scratch and scrape, sculpted. In fact, the scuffs themselves are what gave it its quiet splendor; they are responsible for turning a simple piece of glass (which could have just as easily been trash) into a gem. (Wendy Blackburn)

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